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?