Are the best things in life free?
7 days complete of the 365 no spend challenge. Week One. And I kinda feel like I’ve cheated.
I recieved new glasses and a new water bottle. Both of which were purchased before the challenge started and both of which were christmas presents, brought with christmas money, they just happened to arrive this week. But I still got the rush of excitement over new purchases. (Yes, even over the water bottle).
So what did I do this week (and what could you do) for free?
I’ve meditated and done some of the yoga revolution videos. I’ve walked and listened to podcasts. I’ve gone back to work. I’ve read the taboo against knowing who you are from an online PDF. I’ve researched and started intermittent fasting. I’ve done food shopping and house work. I’ve journaled. I’ve watched youtube and dance moms and the Big Bang theory.
All in all its a been a normal week. But, on reflection, the best parts were the free parts. The walks and the podcasts, the yoga and the meditation. These left me with a longer lasting, more peaceful feeling than the glasses or the water bottle.
In the days of youtube you don’t need to spend money on classes – they seem to have a lot of things covered. You can learn and be entertained from thousands of podcasts. You can read a whole bunch online. You could even open the door and just go for a walk. All without spending money and being one day closer to whatever your financial goals may be.
How do you better spend your time, rather than spend your money?
Side note: I know that a lot of these involve use of the internet/smart phone but I figure if you are reading this blog, you probably have this covered.