I’m just as happy….

by J. Money - Published March 12, 2020

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A short list of things that make me just as happy in life:

  • I’m just as happy… going for walks as I am to the movies
  • I’m just as happy… wearing used clothes as I am new clothes
  • I’m just as happy… eating pb&js as I am going to restaurants
  • I’m just as happy… going to a friend’s house as I am a concert
  • I’m just as happy… drinking beer at home as I am at the bar
  • I’m just as happy… having a staycation as I am a vacation
  • I’m just as happy… working on passion projects as I am commercial projects
  • I’m just as happy… cutting my own hair as I am hitting the barber
  • I’m just as happy… visiting the library as I am the coin shop
  • I’m just as happy… spending money on someone else as I am on myself

All things I do throughout the year on both sides, but being aware of this equality has amplified both my finances and my confidence…

It’s empowering to know you’re just as happy not paying for stuff as you are paying for it! All the while retaining the same quality of life!

Something to keep in mind as you work through your own journeys over there…

What would your list look like?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate March 12, 2020 at 7:18 am

I’m just as happy… going to an AA meeting than going to a bar with friends
I’m just as happy… having a homemade coffee in bed with my husband and dog than going to a hipster cafe
I’m just as happy… going to my $5 local cinema than a fancy one in town
I’m just as happy… listening to a podcast than going to the theatre
I’m just as happy… shopping at my local budget supermarket than going to Wholefoods
I’m just as happy… in Chinatown than a Michelin star restaurant
I’m just as happy… going to the park with a friend to walk our dogs than having a luxe spa day
I’m I’m really happy that I can occasionally splash out on something fancy and not feel guilty because I’ve saved up and planned and it’s something I really love!

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2 J. Money March 12, 2020 at 9:16 am

A really good position to be in :)

Need to try that coffee in bed idea too! Can’t say I’ve ever done that?!

Last week I randomly started drinking BEER in bed while watching The Bachelor with my wife at night, so that was a new one for me, haha… Maybe coffee would be just as fun?

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3 Lisa O March 12, 2020 at 9:17 am

I’m just as happy….going to stay at the camper than a fancy hotel
I’m just as happy…watching a movie at home as I am going to the theater
I’m just as happy…having a potluck dinner with friends than going to a restaurant
I’m just as happy…staying in and playing with my grandson than shopping
I’m just as happy….being outside walking, riding or sitting than being at my desk
I’m just HAPPY…when I take a walk and find change on the ground!

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4 J. Money March 12, 2020 at 10:32 am

Finding change is more exciting than even getting a paycheck, right??? :)

Isn’t that weird???!

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5 Lisa O March 12, 2020 at 11:49 am

I guess it proves that less is more some times!!!

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