I recently read something interesting in The Daily Stat. Not that I needed a study to confirm, but new research suggests that shopping really does make you feel better. According to a recent study, shopping can improve your mood or disposition. All of the shoppers in a research sample said they had bought themselves a treat during the past week—ranging from a fishing reel to a kitchen magnet—and 62% of the treat purchases were motivated by a desire to repair a bad mood. So what do you think? Have you ever felt better after a trip to the mall?
You know what else is proven to lift your spirits? Helping others. Be sure to clean out your drawers and donate your gently used bras to support women in need. And don’t forget to enter our Bra Guessing Contest for a chance to win a $500 Soma gift card!
Source: Atalay, A. S. and Meloy, M. G. (2011), Retail therapy: A strategic effort to improve mood. Psychology and Marketing, 28: 638–659. doi: 10.1002/mar.20404