Today, I have a great article from Elaine Westerfield at Upscale Cheapskate. When many people are bored, usually they resort to spending money. However, with this list, you'll see that there are other things to do than just spending money! Below is Elaine's article. Enjoy!
We have all been there – a lazy day with not much to do. You feel the urge to spend your time shopping or buying tickets to an event. I used to spend hours on a Saturday (and spending hundreds) going from store to store, buying items that brought no value to my life.
Even worse, I would waste hours on the computer, obsessively checking my social media or binging on the latest show. I eventually realized I was wasting valuable hours that I could be using to improve my stress levels, home, and career.
Once I had this realization, I took the time to calculate how much I was spending on “entertainment” and pointless items. In one month, I had spent over $600 on clothes I didn’t need, expensive movie theatre tickets (plus the $20 small popcorn), random toys for my dogs, and everything else that I thought I needed to fill up my time. [Read more…]