It seems like since the beginning of December I’ve pretty much done two things:
1. Work (I’ll include blogging into that category, because for me it is a part-time job)
The point is, I’ve been feeling unbalanced…and just a bit “off,” and that is leading to increased spending.
For instance, for the last month I was pretty much working up until the time I usually eat dinner, except that I forgot to cook (read: didn’t feel like it), so I’ve definitely consumed some “convenience” meals like my favorite chicken and rice meal from Trader Joe’s.
Last weekend my producer needed me to work Saturday afternoon and Sunday, so I paid to have my apartment cleaned for the first time in forever while I was out doing my long training run Saturday morning.
There have been times where I feel like I’ve come very close to plopping down some big dough on a fabulous two-week international trip. Luckily I didn’t, but I am planning a trip to Austin for a week in April so I can check out the city as a potential place to live someday, and sign up for another run while I’m there called the Austin 10/20. Would it be a trip I would have planned if I wasn’t feeling so imbalanced? Perhaps, since it was in my 2014 goals, but maybe a little more thought would be put into how I could do it more cheaply than I am.
I also got a massage last week, partially due to healthful, therapeutic reasons for my body to help me train more efficiently, but let’s face it, partially because I just wanted to relax.
I haven’t been sleeping well at all, so I’ve purchased more “things” to try and help me sleep, like magnesium, and this “sleep well” concoction from Whole Foods. Still waiting to see what, if anything, will work. So far I’ve had mixed results.
Have you ever been too busy or imbalanced where it’s led to more spending? I could see the opposite happening too, where you’re just too busy to even leave the house to buy anything! So I’m curious!