9 BUDGET FRIENDLY WAYS TO SPLURGE
9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Splurge – Do you often resist the idea of splurging on yourself or others? Do you think splurging is just wasting money? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, you might be surprised to know there are actually benefits of splurging. The act of indulging in yourself, or spontaneously spending money on another person, will boost your mood and relieve stress. But don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to reap the benefits of splurging.
Here are 9 budget-friendly ways to splurge.
1. Buy That Cool Tech Gadget You’ve Always Wanted
Smartwatches. Fitbits. Drones. Tablets. Voice-controlled virtual assistants. Tile Mate. Noise-canceling headphones. There are endless amounts of tech gadgets from which to choose. While you can’t have them all, it doesn’t hurt to splurge on one cool tech gadget you’ve always wanted.
2. Replace Your Old Purse or Wallet
If you don’t remember the last time you bought a new purse or wallet, go ahead and splurge on updating these necessary accessories.
3. Take a Staycation with Your Family
Traveling can be stressful and expensive. So why not alleviate the stress and save money at the same time by taking a staycation with your family? Some great staycation ideas include backyard camping, going to a nearby national park, staying in a local hotel, or spending the day exploring your city.
4. Give Someone a Bouquet of Flowers
Everyone loves getting flowers. Not only are flowers an automatic mood changer, but they add beauty to any room while giving off a glorious fragrance. If you want to warm someone’s heart, give them a surprise bouquet of flowers.
5. Eat Dessert First
Sometimes splurging is doing something that makes you happy. It’s also taking a moment to bend the rules just a little bit. Whether you’re going out to eat, or having dinner with the family, go ahead and eat dessert first.
6. Take A Mental Health Day
If you work a lot of hours, why not splurge and take a day off? If you’re a stay-at-home parent, find someone to watch the kids so you can have a day of R&R. Sit around in your pajamas all day and binge-watch your favorite show. Read a book or take a nap. It’s your mental health day, so do whatever you want, without actually doing anything!
7. Do a Random Act of Kindness
It’s a great feeling when you go to pay for your coffee at the drive-thru and find out the person ahead of you paid for your order. Why not return the favor? Other random acts of kindness to splurge on include paying for someone’s groceries or giving your waiter or hairdresser a larger tip than usual.
8. Donate to a Charity
If there is a charity or nonprofit organization that has had a positive influence on your life or in your community, send them a donation. Along with donating, you could spend the day volunteering for them.
9. Buy a New Mattress
If it’s time to buy a new mattress, go ahead and spend a little more on a really good one. While you’re at it, you might want to consider buying new pillows, sheets, and a brand new comforter, too. Then go ahead and splurge on a few extra hours of sleep!
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