There is nothing wrong with enjoying clothes shopping as long as it is a habit that you keep under control. There is a large difference between a person who looks forward to the times when their budget will allow them some clothes shopping and a person who cannot function without regular clothes shopping, in spite of their budget restraints. Money aside, it is also unhealthy for a person to be dependent on something like clothes shopping. Being dependent on clothes shopping is a form of addiction, which is universally unhealthy to everyone. The best thing you can do for yourself in order to practice healthy clothes shopping habits is to use restraint over your time, money and energy.
Your time is valuable. Spending time wisely means dividing it up evenly between your spiritual, relational, purpose-driven and health conscious faculties. A person giving equal amounts of time to each of these four areas is a person living in balance. Someone who is giving excessive amounts of time to their shopping habit is throwing off the balance in their life. Some of that time should be reallocated to the things that matter more in that person’s life.
Depleted finances are usually the most obvious indication that a shopping habit is out of control. Money is always hit hard when someone is compulsively shopping for clothes. When someone observes their finances heading toward crisis, they need to reevaluate their clothes spending immediately before irreparable damage is done.
And lastly, compulsive clothes shopping is something that consumes your thoughts and energy, as well as your time and money. Who you are as a person can become wrapped up in excessive clothes shopping and can make your behavior neurotic, obsessive and inaccessible to the people in your life. It is very important that you keep clothes where they belong in the scope of your life. Mentally, you know that clothes do not mean as much to you as the people you love or your own physical health, but emotionally, you may have forgotten.