How do you treat yourself?

United States
July 22, 2007 3:19pm CST
While saving money and trying to live frugally, what's the one thing or way you treat yourself? I think we all need a treat every now and then or we'll loose out on a major part of life; enjoyment. For me these days it's in the little things like a magazine or my fave Coconut Soda (I know it sounds odd but it's so good!).
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Yup, I agree. I think it's more of balancing. That is saving a portion of your money and using a little portion also for enjoyment or relaxation. As for me, I could never really get rid of my novels. When I know I have some extra cash, I would drop by the bookstore and buy myself a novel by any of the authors that I love. I also cannot give up my monthly dose of women's magazine.
• United States
27 Jul 07
Love the magazines, couldn't give them up either. My mother loves the romance novels.
@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
I just treated my self by buying a pint of choclate ice cream and rented a movie on my rest day. It may be a cheap form of relaxation but sounds good to me.
• United States
25 Jul 07
Lucky you! It sounds good to me!
@peavey (15770)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I get a 2 liter bottle of generic Coke and a bag of potato chips. Terrible for my health, but good for my soul. ;)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I could use that right about now. Some things are pure comfort and I think it's good for use to enjoy now and then.
• United States
23 Jul 07
I just got myself a treat today. A large tub of store brand frozen strawberry yogurt! Yums! It's also the little things that I enjoy. My favourite pick-me-upper is going to a dollar store and getting myself a few dollar gifts. My recent purchases were a wacky looking pen and some stickers for my scrapbook.
• United States
23 Jul 07
Yummy! That's my fave flavor and I love to treat myself to if now that I can have it again. I became allergic to strawberries for a year, couldn't even touch them and then just like that wasn't anymore. So now I love to go by frozen yogurt shops and indulge from time to time. Dollar stores are great!
• United States
22 Jul 07
Mine is usually to buy a drink or a snack at the cafe downstairs from my office. It's usually just a bottle of juice or a candy bar, but that's a nice treat every now and then. I also occasionally will go and get coffee with my co-workers, though I can't go every time they want to go.
• United States
23 Jul 07
I used to do that working at the hospital and got addicted to those Fuze juices, they also had an indoor convience store, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A and Pizza Hut, a jewlry store, a clothing shop, a uniform store and the gift shop. To make matters worse you could use your badge like a credit card. I'd stop in on my days off for juice, coffee and shopping. Hated that job but loved the shopping.
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
I am also living frugally so whenever I feel like I want to treat myself, I do not spend much. I just feel ahppy in going to a big grocery store and buying stuffs for the home. I also take strolls in the mall. A simple window shopping could give me a big treat.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I love to buy videos and watch them although I am craving a portable dvd player. I did some looking around and saw one that i can afford without breaking the bank. I would just love to have one to watch the movies I haven't been able to watch. I also love to read a good book. I try to get it off the swaps I am in to save money. Another thing is to take a good bubble bath. Avon has some great bubble baths, although Walmart got em beat hands down on price, I still go and get some from Avon. And lighting some candles and oils is another treat.
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Hmmmm...Usually Chineese or a Pizza and some DR Pepper. YUM!!!
• India
23 Jul 07
afterall wat money means if ddnt spent for ourselfs. certain period of lime we have to live for us and others.it goes like to quit certain happpiness which fells us good but bring sadnedd to others