It’s just a distraction
All shopping really is is a distraction. It’s a form of procrastination. We don’t typically call other forms of procrastination like…turning our phones off and drinking a bottle of wine therapy. We call that good old-fashioned procrastination. Yet, somehow, shopping snuck its way out of the procrastination category and into the therapy one. Maybe because we do it soberly (eh, well, not always. Mimosas and shopping go well together).