The Business Pursuit

How to Get More Pleasure from Your Money

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Here’s a little tip for life: try to always have something to look forward to, no matter how small.

The power of anticipation in boosting our well-being is incredible. You know that feeling you get when you’re dreading giving a public talk or going to the dentist? That is the negative power of anticipation, but it also works the other way. We get enormous amounts of pleasure from looking forward to good things in the future (Bryant, 2003).

This is part of the reason why our modern consumer society of ‘buy now and pay later’ robs us of pleasure. Part of the fun of purchasing both objects and experiences is in their anticipation. Waiting for good things to come is fun.

There’s a part of our minds that thinks we’ll enjoy it more if we get it right now, but that part is the greedy part. And it’s wrong.

This is an awesome article from PsyBlog.  I love how they explain our money habits with actual psychological research!

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    Great advice..
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    Anticipating a gift or purchase is even better than just going out and buying. And, of course, it’s even better to give.
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    Good read!
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