We often invest in the happiness of others and neglect ourselves. Sometimes we may buy things that appear to be for ourselves, but in reality it’s for the benefit of someone else (lingerie, etc.). We’ve become so wrapped up in trying not to be selfish, that we begin to neglect ourselves. Don’t look at something that makes you happy as a waste of money. It’s ok to splurge on things that will help you become a better person.
“Just make smart decisions, be happy in the now, but prepare for the future. A $500 purse that is going to go out of style within a few months is not a good investment in your happiness. It’s temporary pleasure, like a happiness band aid. Let’s say you would like to visit Spain at some point in your life, why not buy Rosetta stone and learn Spanish?
You will be able to open up the doors of communication with so many people. You can make new friends by breaking the language barrier. Most jobs raise your pay when you are bilingual. You can watch movies and television shows in Spanish. Not to mention, you are better prepared for your trip to Spain. So, this would be a great investment in your happiness. So sit down and figure out what truly makes you happy and what can help you become a better person. Then, all you have to do is invest!
Quote of the day: “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” – Iris Murdoch