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Stop Before It Gets Worse! 5 Tips To Help You Overcome Shopping Addiction!

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Oniomania is actually a term that explains compulsive shopping or better known as shopping addiction is perhaps the most socially acceptable addiction. This is because we are surrounded by advertising that tells us that buying will make us happy all the time. Shopping addiction is described as the compulsion to spend money, regardless of need or financial means. While many people enjoy shopping as a treat or as a recreational activity, compulsive shopping is indeed a mental health disorder and also can cause severe consequences.

Usually beginning in one’s late teens and early adulthood, shopping addiction often co-occurs with other disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, other impulse control disorders, and personality disorders. Some people develop shopping addiction as a way to try and boost their self-esteem although it does not tend to be very effective for this. Worry not because there are actually some effective ways that can be done to stop this from keep happening. These are 5 tips to overcome shopping addiction.

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1) Track Your Money

Most people do not keep track on a day-to-day basis of their spending and often lose track of how much they are buying, spending, and also whether or not they actually need it. As an idea, you may want to start tracking every single money you spend. You will be able to notice your spending habits and patterns and where you fall short, what you are spending most of your money on, and how you can save. When you are able to visualize your spending patterns, you can act on them.

2) Set Goals

You could also try setting yourself some financial goals. By setting goals, cutting back on spending money will seem easier as you will have a reason to save. The goal here is to create a clear path between saving money and getting to do the things you love as well. Implementing this habit will also keep you focused on something other than your addiction, naturally helping to lessen the urge to buy things. Win, win.

3) Unsubscribe And Unfollow

One of the best ways to keep yourself from spending is to avoid situations that tempt you to spend in the first place. A lot of us, spend hours a day on digital devices and therefore are subscribed to many store emails offering us deals and discounts. So, if your weakness is online shopping, the first step would be to start unsubscribing from these emails and blocking these sites. By unsubscribing from all retailer emails, you will avoid the urge to impulse spend and temptation will become a thing of the past.

4) Cash Not Credit

Credit cards often fuel our ‘addiction’ as it seems unrealistic and we make excuses that we’ll work out a way to pay for our goods and make it work until the end of the month. If you are a shopping addict, you’ll be better off without credit cards, well at least until you’ve learned better spending habits. Once you have cut up your cards and totally got rid of them, start carrying cash only. It’s inconvenient and that’s the point. If you’re addicted to shopping, the goal is to break the habit, and to do this, you need to make sacrifices. Using cash only and spending cash is a great way to constantly remind yourself that you’re spending real money. Additionally, you could also withdraw a certain amount each week and spend only that amount to make sure you are aware of how much you’re spending and when.

5) Change Your Environment

Our environment plays a huge role in our lives. Whether it is our friends, co-workers, workplace, or where we live because the environment can influence our behavior.  And even though we can’t always choose our ideal environment, we do have the power to control some aspects of our surroundings. For example, if you have a shopping addiction, it does not make sense for you to browse the mall or browse fashion sites online if you are trying to kick the habit so you need to make sure you don’t put yourself in places that make it difficult.

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(Video) Amazing! Pokemon Creatures That You Might Find In Real Life!

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Pokemon is the short form for Pocket Monsters. This franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri back in 1996. The concept of Pokemon, which shows Pokemon trainers traveling and capturing creatures, is actually inspired by Satoshi’s childhood love for insect collection. What a rather odd way of inspiration.

For years, Pokemon has caught the imagination of people around the world. We have Pokemon games, cartoons, trading cards, and even merchandise, which makes Pokemon the highest-grossing media franchise. Not just one or two, but there are almost thousands of different species which is created based on imagination and fantasy.

But have you ever thought about Pokemon being real-life creatures? Here are some awesome Pokemon and their look-alike that you may catch in the real life.

1. Caterpie: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

2. Poliwag : Glass Frog Tadpole

3. Luvdics: The Kissing Gurami.

4. Chatot: The Yellow-coloured Lovebird

5. Gorebyss: The Long-Nosed Chimaera aka The Ghost Shark

6. Dialga: The Glaucus Atlanticus aka The Blue Sea Dragon

7. Ursuring: Moon Bear

8. Drowzee: The Asian Tapir

9. Torterra: The Mary River Turtle

10. Stunfisk: The Stargazer

11. Victreebel: Pitche Plants

12: Vileplume: Rafflesia Arnoldh

13. Dreepy: The Red-Lipped Batfish

14. Wooper: Axolotl

15. Magikarp: Yelloweye Rockfish

16. Gyarados: Sturgeon/ Oarfish

17: Pikachu: Brushtail Possum

Sources: Be Amazed

 

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(Video) Victoria Institution In Kuala Lumpur, Most Haunted School In Malaysia

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Victoria Institution is actually one of the oldest secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was founded by the British to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. The school’s establishment was further supported by financial contributions from the Sultan and government of Selangor, prominent Kuala Lumpur residents, and the general public. During World War II, the school was used by the Japanese to imprison enemy combatants. Unofficial word is that captives from the Allied Forces were tortured and even killed on the grounds of the school. So creepy.

Students have reported sightings of ghostly apparitions during the day and night and perhaps the most well-known paranormal event reported is the possession story of a marching band student. He was alone in the school late one evening when he found himself on top of the water tank with no recollection of how he got there. According to the student, the last thing he remembered was asking a girl he saw where she was going before waking up on the rooftop.

Many British soldiers and Malaysians were brutally murdered on the campus of Victoria Institution. This has caused many of the people who were killed there to not be able to rest in peace which made ghost sightings both in the morning and night frequent. Because of this, Victoria Institution has been dubbed by many Malaysian supernatural websites as one of the most haunted places in Malaysia. It is said that many students and also teachers at Victoria Institution have been possessed by spirits there. It is actually nothing new for them there when these things happen.

Sources: YouTube Wise Defies.

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(Video) Original Blue’s Clues Fans! Steve Got Some Heartfelt Messages For You

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Blue’s Clues is actually an American live-action and animated educational children’s television series that premiered on Nick Jr. on the 8th of September 1996. Producers and creators Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers. The show was originally hosted by Steve Burns, who left in 2002.

In accordance with the 25th-anniversary celebration of Blue’s Clues television series, Steve Burns has taken the time and give an explanation on what had happened on the day that he left on for college in the year 2002. Other than explanation, he also has left some heartfelt messages. A lot of people really reminiscing about the good old times growing up.

Honestly saying, Steve leaving the Blue’s Clues show in 2002 would be one of the saddest goodbyes that many people have ever had in their childhood life. This is because he is such a fun person for people to interact with within the show and he has a bubbly personality. Throughout the show, numerous people have made great memories with him.

According to the video that he stated, “I realize that was kind of abrupt. I just kind of got up and went to college and that was really challenging by the way but great because I got to use my mind and take a step at a time and now I literally am doing many of the things that I wanted to do. And then look at you and look at all you have done and all you have accomplished in all that time”.

He goes on by saying that the growing-up phase that he and all the fans have been through right after he left has been amazing. We all started with chasing out clues, having a great time, and having fun as a child. And now, we all have these relatable things that we have to face in real life like student loans, jobs, families, and everything.

He said, “I wanted to tell you that I really couldn’t have done all of that without your help and in fact, all the help that you helped me with when we were younger is still helping me today, right now and that’s super cool. I guess I just wanted to say that after all these years, I never forgot you. Ever. And I’m super glad we’re still friends”.

Sources: Twitter Nick Jr.

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