There are times when I shop a lot. I fell guilty about it afterward though because I think of people who don't have any money. I also worry that I could have used that money as donation to help someone, rather than buying yet another piece of cosmetic.
At the same time though, shopping is sort of like therapy for me. It really makes me excited and happy. I'm not the type that is spiritual, I'd rather get a new gadget. I am trying to keep it in check though. Like I said, I try to think about other people who don't have enough to get by. I like to donate at least a little bit every month and that makes me feel better. Then I feel that it's okay to go shopping.
What do you guys do to keep your materialistic side in check?