I look at saving money while reducing expenses as improving my quality of life.
I am not buying fast food or junk foods. I am spending our money on basic foods that are filling and tasty, therefore reducing the grocery budget and improving food quality. I am also using up leftovers reducing food waste, thus saving more money.
I am not buying unnecessary items to fill up our home. Instead, I am decluttering and simplifying our home to create a spacious, peaceful environment for myself and my family.
I am doing more of what I love: reading, blogging, journaling, watching movies, listening to music.
I am utilizing my creativity by asking myself these questions:
~ Can I make this for less?
~ Can I make a substitution?
I am realizing my needs are very few (basic food, shelter, clothing), and my wants are even fewer.
I am laughing more.
I am less stressed. As we build a margin (savings) I feel my burden lighten with each deposit.
How have you improved your quality of life? Please share in the comments...