Since the beginning of the pandemic and with the imposed curfew, we went a little crazy with online shopping. Then, when the curfew was lifted and we got into a semi-pre-pandemic life, we splurged even more “to celebrate”. Then, the economy started going downhill and we went to the other extreme: stinginess and fear. Well, a middle ground is always best and I believe that there are some things you should never feel guilty about.
1. Your health
Is therapy expensive? Yes. But is it worth it? Absolutely. Whether it’s physical or mental, you should never postpone or save when it comes to your health. Eventually, you’ll need to pay a visit to the doctor when your problem is imploded. So, remember, the longer you wait, the heavier your bill will be.
2. Going out
Hear me out! Most will tell you that going out and meeting your friends has become an expensive habit. From transportation or gas to paying a few hundred pounds for a meal. But, it’s such a stress reliever and it’s beneficial for your mental health! And this is something you can’t put a price on.
Of course, trips are costly whether abroad or not. Booking travelling tickets, visa, accommodations, and all the shopping and eating you’re gonna do there. However, trips are a great way to break free from the monotonous capitalist life of the city. Don’t feel guilty for taking PTO, in fact, your boss should feel guilty for not giving you one!
Ramadan is the best month to start practising charity if you aren’t already! Giving away money is just as helpful as saving money. Set a monthly budget for charity or donations and don’t feel guilty about helping those in need.
No matter what your little indulgences are in life, we should be a little bit selfish when it comes to living with ourselves, without judgement.