Today is National Splurge Day, a holiday to celebrate a little indulgence. After a lifetime of too much splurging, I began the slow process of downsizing, decluttering, and minimizing where I spend money several months ago. So far, I’m really happy with this decision. Less clutter and chaos is much better for my mental state.
However, there are two categories where I still allow myself some splurging. I still treat myself with things that smell good, for both body and home. Many days I go without makeup and tennis shoes are my go-to footwear, but I rarely go anywhere without applying some body spray. I may look super casual, but I am going to smell great. I also use candles and room air fresheners. My favorites are the wallflowers from Bath and Body Works. Today I was luxuriating in my office, enjoying the smell of white caramel cold brew. Almost makes me happy to be at work.
My other splurge, which I am indulging much less these days, is craft supplies. Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and the like are masters at separating me from my money and I have sadly wasted too many of my dollars on all the pretty things I find in their stores. I’m working on some projects that I hope to eventually sell, but I am remaining focused on only buying the things I need when I need them. Of course, need in this context is not really a need, therefore craft supplies remain a splurge.
Since I’m currently well-stocked in fragrances and craft items, if I had to come up with something to splurge on today, it would be sleep. An extra long afternoon nap would be such a treat. Maybe my boss would let me leave early if I told him it was a holiday?