I don’t know about you but as the quarantine in my state gets extended out, I am working hard to find ways to entertain myself. And often, I find myself browsing online retailers or clicking on Instagram ads “just to look” but then contemplating spending money (or actually doing it). Retail therapy, as it is often called, is when we buy ourselves a little something to cheer ourselves up or make ourselves feel better, and it’s very common. Psychology Today found that 62% of shoppers have purchased something at some point to make themselves feel better. While indulging in a little bit of shopping to make yourself feel better isn’t always a bad thing, in a time when budgets are tighter and people are losing their jobs, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss some alternatives to retail therapy that you can use during this difficult time that won’t break the bank.
- Get Lost in a Good Book: Some of my best friends growing up were characters from books. The worlds that are created and the adventures that are had have often helped me move from my own troubles to a ha