Quit Shopping And Add Three Years To Your Life

197608078_39283778e2Ever feel like you practically live at the supermarket? You’re not entirely wrong. Marketing professionals believe women spend up to three years of their lives shopping.

Basically, what this marketing firm wants you to know is that giving up shopping can effectively add three years to your lifespan. That’s like, more effective than taking an aspirin every day, eating a healthy breakfast and powerwalking.

And all you have to do is not buy what they’re selling.

I realize that shopping is considered one of the great female social pastimes, but I am one woman who hates it. What I hate even more is the expectation that shopping is what women want to do. Yes, someone has to buy the groceries. For the record, in my house, that person is my husband.

As for the rest of it, clothes and shoes and whatever else it is women are supposed to shop for? Puh-lease. I have better things to do.

Here’s a short list of what I’m using my extra three years for, while I’m not shopping:

  • Writing.
  • Getting laid.
  • Saving money.
  • Running.
  • Voting.
  • Growing food.
  • Raising my kids.

In other words, I’m an active, engaged citizen. I might possibly be a little dangerous to the status quo (I certainly hope so, on my best days).

What will you do with three years of your life? Walk the mall one more time? Or have you got something juicier in mind?

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