I go in stages where I just want to shop. I had my hair cut a couple days ago in the mall so I went to JCPenney to get a couple things for my daughter. I had a $10 off of $25 purchase coupon. I bought her a winter hat and mittens (which she needed) and a couple pajamas for her. Now it feels like I've opened up the flood gate and I want to go shopping again. The more I go into the mall or any other clothing store, the more I want to go. It's addictive to a certain degree.
To give you some background, I have never struggled with credit card debt but I have shopped quite a bit in my past. I used to shop all the time, for clothes mostly. I quit the habit when my husband was in Iraq and we were saving for a house. I saved all of his money and some of my money. I only went shopping once during that year. It also helped that the mall in the town where I lived then was terrible.
I keep thinking of new things that I NEED! Yeah, right! I don't really need them but for some reason I just WANT them! Does anybody else struggle with this issue?