June 8, 2020

Fun Spending Down, But Fun Not Over







It is not a phrase I am familiar with until recently reading it on line. Here it is: 

Fun Spending. 

It's a thing, and people are doing less of it after being financially woke by the pandemic. But that doesn't mean the fun is over.

I don't think of spending money as fun. More like obligatory and unsavoury. 

Never have I thought that having fun has to be dependent on spending money, not that a bit of money doesn't help out.

I have always tried to find fun things that are also free things. 

Here are a few of my favourites:

- Playing guitar. 

- Walking/Hiking.

- Bird watching. 

- Singing.

- Reading.

- Drawing/Art.

- Yoga/Exercise. 

- Gardening. 

- Playing card games. 

- Visiting our local park.

- Cycling. 


Make your fun things free things and you won't have to have a "fun spending" line on your budget. 

Then one can engage in a little fun saving instead.

What are your fun for free favourites?





14 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/09/2020

    I'm all for free fun! Like taking a thermos of hot chocolate to the park with a view and watching the sun go down with my son. Magic.

    Madeleine

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    1. That sounds beautiful. We had a spectacular sunset last night as we watched hummingbirds feed out on our porch. Magic indeed. That is an experience that feeds the soul.

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    2. Anonymous6/09/2020

      I adore any type of picnic - like hot chocolate while watching the sunset or a sandwich while enjoying the river as it flows by. Just thinking of this brings on a smile. Thank you. - Mary

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  2. Wonderful suggestions! What’s that saying,,, money cannot buy happiness ,,,so true,

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    1. Yes, and we keep trying. I believe that will largely be ending.

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  3. Happiness is walking in the woods.

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    1. I fully support walks in the woods.

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  4. Sewing, reading, sitting outdoors in a swing

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    1. Swinging is joyful. Shopping? Not really.

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  5. Going for walks, reading, drawing, journaling...I could go on! Although recently I have to admit I've been tempted by spending, I've always had a tendancy to shop when bored/stressed/down and a bad habit of convincing myself I need something. But so far so good, addictions take a long time to break but I'm getting there. Reading your blog helps get me back on track, especially after being bombarded with so many pesky ads!

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    1. You are making personal change and progress. Congratulations. We are here for you because we are doing the same.

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  6. My grandson just turned six months old. He has the most beautiful smile and infectious giggle. Just spending time with him and watching his mother taking such joy in motherhood--what more could one ask for? Stay well, Mela

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  7. Thanks for validating my dislike of shopping. I've always been unpleasant to shop with, (except at the farmer's market!) I felt bad about being a stick in the mud. I really get in a bad mood. I'm feeling much better about that mood, thanks to you. It's healthy!

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    1. I have always loathed shopping and have never understood the concept of "recreational shopping." Crowds. Bad lighting. Fawning salepeople. An event, much like going to the dentist, only to be embarked upon out of utmost necessity. Mela

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