I am staying on this topic since i believe it is so important.
I believe that the difference between feeling deprived /punished -and feeling that your actions were the product of a decision you made after carefully assessing the pros and cons of the issue, cannot be underestimated.
I believe it goes to the core of your self perception.
I believe each and every one of us has the right -and the obligation to make decisions about what their life is going to look like.
This constant decision-making is both a privilege and a huge responsibility -not to be taken lightly.
I also believe that being frugal is a means to an end- not a goal per se. this means that a person should decide what his/her goals are for the long-term, and then decide how they are going to achieve those goals and that way he /she can determine short-term goals.
be it reaching early retirement, buying a house, helping your children buy a house, saving for college education, living a debt free life -or any other goal you set as a long-term goal- you need to have an action plan to achieve it.
I will share my thoughts on living frugally -and saving most of your salary- in another post. now i want to talk about not forgetting that we are all humane and fallible and need a break from time to time- otherwise chances are that after a while- the feeling of deprivation will prevent us from continuing, and when quitting-there comes that notion of being a failure -then shame and the rest of those negative feelings.
#and i remind you these are my own thoughts- i am not a specialist on these subjects. disclaimer
so? I believe that careful and smart budgeting always makes room for some indulgence here and there.
I can share that for about 4 years i have been enjoying the cleaning power of an IRobot, that did cost me $$$ -but has since then served me well -and saved me precious time preparing the house for cleaning twice a week. (if you do the math- 52*2*4=416 times of use- and still going).
I am not sponsored by anyone -i bought my IRobot a long time ago and had to pay full price and every time i set it to clean the house and leave for work- i bless it’s inventors.
I know it cost quite a lot of money, but many times cleaning the house (twice a week) after a full day at the office, is too big a task on a person.
I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog, therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.
that’s all for now- the cooliflower.