Saving and mindfully investing our hard-earned money is one of the most important things that we have to do in our lives. People either completely save their money and live a mediocre life compromising with their desires and wishes or they mindlessly blow their money on useless crap. No one should have to live neither on compromises nor on worthless spending of their hard-earned money.
Here are some practical ways to ensure mindful spending of your hard-earned money.
- Update your skills. Use your money to learn new skills whether technical courses like learning programming languages, Adobe Photoshop etc. or non-technical courses like learning different languages, meditation classes to enhance your focus, dance classes etc. Learn any skill that adds value to your career or interests you.
- Join a fitness centre. Join a fitness centre to commit to a good health because health is wealth. Without good health, aiming for all the success and worldly affluences is worthless. Commit yourself to a healthy mind and body by joining a fitness centre or some aerobics/zumba classes. Alternatively, you can also hire a personal trainer who commits him/herself for keeping you on a fitness regime.
- Travel to meet your loved ones. Trust me when I say, there is no better way to spend your money than to nurture your relationship with your dear ones. Book air tickets and fly to meet them or spend money on buying them something useful. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your loved ones happy and bringing a smile on their faces. All the money and success has no worth if we don’t have our loved ones around to share the joy with.
- Go on a vacation. Going on a vacation is one of the best ways to use your money for. It not only gives us a break from the hectic schedule but also rejuvenates us. If you really want to splurge your money on yourself, then plan a luxurious vacation for yourself with your friends or family. It is the best way to spend on yourself rather than wasting your money buying useless crappy things. Plan a vacation twice or thrice a year. Explore the world. There is so much more to life than the city you are living in has to offer.
- Upgrade something you use regularly. The idea is to use money on stuff that is used by you regularly rather than wasting money on stuff that you barely use. If you are a movie buff and like to chill in front of the TV with your family and friends on weekends or holidays, buy yourself a 60-70 inches huge television with home theatre. Spend money on things that you really use and things that you love to use.
Replace or fix what is broken. Spend money on fixing the broken gadgets or stuff in your house. For example- fix the air conditioner if it is leaking, fix the refrigerator if it is not cooling enough or fix the car lights or screeching brakes. If something cannot be fixed, replace it. Add value to your home so that you can relax in peace when you are back from work. Rather than buying unnecessary things, fix the necessary things in and around the house.