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Retail therapy feels good, but what are the benefits of retail therapy? Thereโ€™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 โ€œretail therapyโ€ โ€“ 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 โ€˜comfort buys.โ€™ Most trips are unplanned, spur of the momentโ€™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 youโ€™re shopping and you purchase something that you really want, your brain is filled with dopamine. "If you look at MRI scans of shoppers,โ€ 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. Itโ€™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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