4. Splurge once in a while
You can still dig yourself out of debt without sacrificing the joy of shopping. Purchasing a new power blazer after getting promoted is a reward worth having. But don’t get yourself into a financial rut. “Focus more on what you are doing rather than what you are not getting done,” says Staples. “When you spend money, ask yourself, ‘Is what I am doing today leading me closer or further away from my overall vision?'” When you reward yourself, your brain associates pleasure to being focused on your goals.