If you are anything like me, you are pretty conservative with your money, saving it for a rainy day or an occasional very small splurge.
In times like these though, when extra stress is upon us, I think bigger splurges are warranted, don’t you? First, most of us are saving money in one way or another due to this pandemic. Whether it be through spending less on gas, clothes, or nights out, we are saving money. So why not take some of that extra money and treat yourself special?
While it’s a great time to keep saving for when we are “free” again, I think it’s also definitely worth being extra kind to ourselves during these stressful times. So, what is a splurge?
You Tell Me!
As I said, I’m relatively conservative so a splurge to me is anything that is not a necessity. It could be a good book, a candle, or expensive take-out. For others, it’s new outfits or even redecorating their house, whether it needs it or not. All are great options!
Whatever the splurge, enjoy it to its fullest! These are tough times and we need the perks and lifts that splurges give us now more than ever.
Share the Splurge
Want to take it one step further? Take a few moments to think about your friends and loved ones. Is someone in your circle likely to be feeling a little down right now? If so, I’m sure they would love to have a little kindness sprinkled their way. I know when it happened to me a few weeks ago it not only made my day, it made my week! It doesn’t have to be extravagant or lavish. It simply needs to be from the heart!
What Have You Been Doing to be Kind to Yourself and Others Lately?
Have you enjoyed any fun splurges on yourself? Have you shared the love with another? I’d love to hear about your splurges – and maybe gather a few new ideas for us all!