Buy Experiences Not Things

Buy Experiences Not Things

How often do you look back at old photos and think to yourself, “buying that top was such a memorable experience!” Hmmm…didn’t think so.

Instead, I’m sure you remember when you had your first date with your partner, that holiday you took with your family where you all had a lot of fun together, or when your child performed a leading role at a school play.

You get the idea. Any memorable moment that will put a smile on your face each time you think about it.

It’s rare that we remember things that we’ve bought because we like or must have it! Unless these items have some significant meaning, we tend to forget about them in two, five, ten years time (or even a few weeks later!).

Do you forget memories of experiences that you’ve had?

In my view, this is what life is all about. Creating memorable experiences that’ll give you the opportunity to live life to the fullest. So many people regret not experiencing more in life. Not many people regret not buying things.

I think I’ve made my point. So, stop spending your money on things to accumulate in your house and fill empty holes. Instead start investing that money in creating memorable experiences with people you love and care about instead (or on your own, whatever floats your boat).

Life is too short to be complacent and to keep putting off the things that you know you’ll enjoy.

Experiences in many ways are priceless as they help shape who we are and give us broader perspectives.

For example, if you’re afraid of heights, but would love to fly in a hot air balloon, set yourself the challenge and face your fears. Think about the growth you’ll get from pushing your comfort zone.

Just think next time a new shiny object catches your eye, how could I instead use the money to experience something new? If you dream of going on a holiday, start making better choices and set your money aside.

What experiences in life are you saving for? What memories do you want to create?

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  • Heidi 18/06/2018 Reply

    I couldn’t agree more. My husband and I live frugally and hence can afford several vacations a year.

  • Jasmine 22/01/2019 Reply

    Really loved this post. I’ve been thinking more with the mindset in regards to my upcoming holiday. Originally I was like oh I want to go shopping here and here, and buy this. But really I already own so much stuff, why do I need more? Instead I’m going to book walking tours, do day trips and try cooking classes. Valuable experiences that will resonate with me more then a cheap top.

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