Tired of Being Frugal?

My wife and I have been transitioning to a primarily cash based budget. It’s been easy in some respects and harder in others. That’s why this resonated with me.

If you are getting a little frugal fatigue, you might consider treating yourself with a little spending splurge, just to take the edge off.

Problem is, I probably splurge too much! Keeping it small is the way to go.

Taking the time to provide yourself with a small treat, something out of the ordinary, can have an amazing effect on your mood. Think about what you enjoy, and what might provide a pick-me-up.

And, of course, you don’t necessarily have to spend money to get a quick lift me up.

Some activities that I enjoy that don’t require spending extra money include:

  • Going for a walk.
  • Riding bikes.
  • Popping corn on the stove top to watch a movie with my family.
  • Visiting the local zoo.
  • Window shopping in the downtown historical district.

How do you like to splurge? Big ticket or small? Spending or not?

Reference: MoneyNing.com

2 Responses to “Tired of Being Frugal?”

  1. FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com November 9, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    I travel. Big ticket traveling 🙂

    When I am tired of being frugal, I usually take a deep breath, go over my numbers and remind myself of what purchases are coming up that I may be delaying or am going to take soon (usually a trip every year is what I look forward to as my splurge).

    For me, it’s more not having extra junk that stops me from buying more

    Push comes to shove, I buy a Starbucks treat, some candy/special foods and munch on it 🙂

  2. Jerret November 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks for the comment. I apologize, it was caught in my spam filter. As was another comment of yours.

    I agree, when all else fails, buy coffee 🙂