Friday, October 23, 2009

Shop Til You Drop?

My mentor and colleague Cynthia Canaday poses 15 provocative questions regarding shopping and spending in her recent newsletter:

1. Do you start out thinking that you deserve a reward and then end up feeling shame and guilt?

2. Does your spending cause strife between yourself and a significant other?

3. Do you go shopping or buy things to change your mood?

4. Do you shop or buy things when you are depressed?

5. Do you shop or buy things when you are happy and then become depressed?

6. Have you ever maxed out your credit cards?

7. Have you stolen money from a friend, family member, employer or place of business?

8. Have you ever used one credit card to pay the bill of another?
9. Do you shop to impress others?

10. Do you hide things that you buy from others?

11. Do you give things away to others to help relieve the pain caused by spending?

12. Have you ever sought help for spending or shopping problem?

13. Have you ever wished your life was different?

14. Have you ever spent money for bills on things for yourself?

15. Have you ever asked yourself why you buy things you don't need?
Click here to read the article ...
The first step to dealing with a challenge is coming out of denial. Today's question - Are you a shopping addict?
"Search me, O God, and know my heart: test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life"- Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT).

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