The concept of treating oneself is one that can easily be misinterpreted. For some of us, the idea of spoiling ourselves or indulging in something lavish from time to time, whether it be a purchase, food, or travel, is second-nature; on the other end of the spectrum, some of us believe that treating ourselves can be seen as vain and therefore must be entirely avoided.
There is, without a doubt, a fine line to tread when it comes to treating ourselves to something special. There are things in life that warrant being a splurge, and others that, in my opinion, are not in any way, shape or form worth investing a lot of money in.
Consider a winter jacket, as an example. Better, think of a winter jacket for someone who resides in Canada during the winter. A warm, durable, pricier jacket would be something to splurge on as it would be used daily and is almost a necessity in the cold that can present itself in Canada. Now if you’re a resident of Florida and you visit Canada once every ten years and only in the warmer months, splurging on a winter coat wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense.
There are things in life that are worth investing in, and others that are not. For me, things like shoes, certain clothing items, like a jacket, skincare and makeup are items I will spend more money on because they’re affiliated with aspects of life that are long-term. Things like bath products, sweatpants, hoodies and jewelry are not items I, personally, choose to splurge on.
The bottom line on the matter is that some things should be splurge-worthy while others likely shouldn’t unless you have oodles of money to spend. Take the time to determine what, for you, personally, is worth splurging on.