The Psychology of ‘Treat Yourself:’ How to Manage the Urge to Splurge

You may associate ‘treating yourself’ with getting pampered at a spa, going on a spending spree, attending a sporting event or concert or taking an exotic trip. In one of the most popular episodes of “Parks and Recreation,” for example, characters Tom and Donna decide to dedicate one day a year to engage in massive amounts of “retail therapy.”

But you don’t need to break the bank to feel better. Instead, you can obtain the positive psychological benefits of treating yourself by simply acknowledging that you deserve something special, managing your spending habits and learning about healthy and unhealthy ways to splurge.

An article written by Joyce Marter was recently featured by both MSN and MoneyGeek.

Read the full article here in MoneyGeek
Read the full article here in MSN

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