Growing up I used to love shopping, ok, who am I kidding, I still do. I'm a bit of a shopaholic at heart. The difference is that before, I used to do shopping as a way to fill a void I had. I thought shopping could bring happiness, and it does, but very quickly the excitement goes away and the need to buy something else reappears.
Recently, after facing my fears and working towards a purpose, I stopped feeling that need to shop. I then realized that I was getting my happiness from real places, I didn't have to buy something new in order to feel fulfilled.
I now know exactly the things that bring me genuine happiness. I hope these help you as well!
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