The Most Absurd (And Creative) Ways People Justify Summer Indulgences

With summer 2019 in our sights, everyone is in planning mode about how to reward themselves with much-needed R&R. Except, there are a few treats that could require deeper forms of rationalization (read: being responsible). Like, does meal prepping for a month justify booking that expensive massage? Does accomplishing two loads of laundry and cleaning your bathroom ease the guilt about chilling at the pool on a Sunday? We asked real rationalizers about the steps they need to take to indulge in a few of their favorite summer treats, and the answers hit close to home. Don’t worry -- there’s one sweet pick-me-up on this list that requires very little rationalization.

Sarah Robbins