So often we think about saving money and frugality and equate it with deprivation. I know I have done it. I often feel sad when we can’t replace something that is usable but on the outs or when I am tired of my wardrobe and can’t run out and buy a new outfit.
But what I would like to focus on today is how practicing a frugal lifestyle can give more fulfillment, pleasure or joy. These can be small or large.. I just want for you to share your experiences.
Two of mine are homemade popcorn and not eating out as much.. and I will tell you why. To save a bit of money we switched from microwave popcorn to airpopped. In the end I don’t know what the savings works out to, probably not a lot- since we use real, grassfed butter on it. But here’s what I love for sure.. the taste.. it is so amazing. I can’t figure out why we haven’t always done this- even our dog won’t eat the microwave popcorn, only the homemade. It really isn’t any more trouble than microwave and it is about a million times better!! I love it!
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The second is mixed for me.. because I actually love eating out.. but my body does not. When we do I suffer for it. Whatever preservatives or ingredients that restaurants put in their food hurts my body.. down to even getting congested after eating at several places. About 10 years ago I was nauseated for a whole year and no doctor could pin it down, I simply had to live with it. Part of the problem, I have discovered, are just the foods I put in my body. So not eating out as much and preparing high quality food at home improves my quality of life and in the end.. gives me more joy.
Please share.. we would love to here your experience.
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