31st January 2018

When Online Shopping Comes in Handy

Things like extreme introversion are challenged to the point of total annihilation when you have children to raise or indeed if you’re working in a specific industry, but otherwise the backlash could come in the form of overcompensation when you have the chance to indulge your introversion. Something like shopping exclusively online perhaps makes for an example of the manifestation of this overcompensation in returning to your default settings, but online shopping shouldn’t completely replace “regular” shopping, i.e. going to the mall and making an entire day out of it.

The biggest of the e-commerce giants might not agree with this, but from a psychological point of view, shopping online is meant to be an alternative and not the primary method through which you buy your goods. It’s just not healthy, although there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s convenient and comes in very handy.

You have to be careful not to pass on the culture of exclusively shopping online to your children because it’s very easy for something like that to happen in this day and age. Fortunately though it’s just as easy to prevent that from happening and that can be achieved by simply taking the time to go out to the mall as a family and enjoy the whole day as a family day out.

Engage in other activities which are available to you at the traditional mall, such as perhaps eating out at a resident restaurant in the food court and then perhaps enjoying some dessert at an ice cream den after catching a movie together, etc.

Although this kind of social interaction with other people takes the form of more of a casual nature, it’s every bit as important as the air we breathe and I mean that quite literally. Your bodies need exposure to some biological challenges which will strengthen your immune system, something which can be very easily overlooked as one of the downsides of shopping exclusively online.

All of that said though, there are definitely some major advantages to shopping online, perhaps the most valuable of which is the fact that you effectively have access to the widest catalogue of options available, if of course you’re able to have items bought from faraway places shipped to you. Any store which is physically located a stone’s throw away from your house is great in that you can actually touch and see for yourself exactly what it is you’ll be buying and how those items look in “real life”, however, you’re only limited to the inventory carried in store by way of choice.

Be careful not to fall into the trap of essentially having to pay more for what are touted as advantages like being able to take up instant delivery (via drone perhaps), because really you probably could otherwise wait a day or two for some of the goods you purchase online.

You could do with the exercise of cycling down to the pizza shop to cover your lunch as well as opposed to totally embracing the couch potato culture and having your pizza delivered to your living room by drone.

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