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Retail therapy feels good, but what are the benefits of retail therapy? There’s no doubt that there are perks. But why? Why does retail therapy feel so good? You could spend $5 or $500 and still get the retail rush. But is retail therapy actually a thing? TNS Global published a study stating that more than half of Americans admit to β€œretail therapy” – buying something to improve your mood and to feel better.

Considered as a short-lived habit done alone, the buyers refer to the items they purchased as β€˜comfort buys.’ Most trips are unplanned, spur of the moment’s trips. The term was first used in 1986 in an article published in Chicago Tribune.

Another study published in the Journal of Psychology and Marketing found that 62% of shoppers purchased something to cheer themselves up and another 28% bought as a form of celebration.

Research shows that when you’re shopping and you purchase something that you really want, your brain is filled with dopamine. "If you look at MRI scans of shoppers,” said Dr. Travis Stork, from The Doctors, "[the] areas flooded with dopamine are the same pleasure centers [that are flooded when] you're having sex."

Research studies highlight these reasons for retail therapy. These are:

- Indulgence

- Boosting self-esteem

- Sense of control

Studies also reveal that seven of the most commonly purchased items are:

- Clothes

- Accessories

- Shoes

- Gadgets

- Food

- Movies

- Music

Simple things can make a huge difference. Here are the benefits of retail therapy.

1. Escape

Shopping can be a form of escape and relaxation. It can temporarily take your mind off your troubles and relieve stress. It’s like a mini mental health break and is one of the benefits of retail therapy that most people can identify with.

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