When you grow up as part of the middle class, there may be a lot of things that seem unattainable or extravagant to you. This can include going to yacht parties for celebrations, dining in five-star restaurants, or even dressing as if to attend a gala — all these are luxuries that only those in the upper class get to enjoy regularly.
In fact, affluent people may not even consider these things as luxurious because it’s only normal for them. But for the bourgeois who often struggle to get by and can be met with financial problems from time to time, it can be hard to accept that such luxuries are only normal for the upper half of society.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to experience these lavish lifestyles albeit less frequently than the affluent. Life is too short to hinder yourself from the small luxuries that it can offer. Sure, it may not be practical to spend your savings on a night of the high life, but it can be a worthwhile experience.
Sometimes, you have to stop worrying about tomorrow’s problems and just live at the moment. That doesn’t mean that you’re a reckless adult because you’re neglecting your responsibilities, it’s just that you’re postponing them to a later time. To start, here are three luxuries that you can enjoy:
1. Having Grandiose Celebrations
Once in a while, it can be reasonable to go all out on the celebrations that you’re planning to have with your friends and family. After all, you deserve to experience the good things in life without having to worry about the responsibilities weighing on your shoulders.
That said, you can still plan grandiose celebrations without breaking the bank. For instance, you can plan to rent a boat for New Year’s Eve so that you can have the time of your life with your friends on such a momentous occasion. But for practicality’s sake, you can choose to split the costs so that your pockets won’t have to suffer alone.
It’s all in the planning. For an event like that, you still have plenty of time to save money and prepare. The anticipation of experiencing the high life even if it’s only for one night can even serve as a motivation when you’re feeling particularly low.
Remember that you weren’t born just to work day-in and day-out until you no longer can. You deserve to do what you want because you’re working hard for it. Having an incredible and lavish celebration with the people you love won’t make you a bad person.
2. Splurging on Scrumptious Food
Eating food is a part of your daily life. It’s something that you have to do because your body needs sustenance so that it can function properly. And while consuming good food is already an experience in itself, there can be times when eating can feel like a chore.
This is especially true if you’re always eating the same food because it’s more convenient and cheaper. However, treating yourself to delicious food once in a while won’t hurt anyone. Besides, you’re going to spend your hard-earned money anyway, so it might as well be on the kind of food that you can enjoy.
So instead of going to your usual takeout joint, consider spending a bit more to try the new restaurant you’ve been eyeing. It’s okay to splurge and treat yourself to fancy food that can cleanse your palate. Plus, it can be a good way to discover different cuisines that you’ve never tried before.
3. Always Dressing to the Nines
A person’s sense of style isn’t dictated by the price tag on the clothes they wear, but by how they carry themselves while wearing them. Clothes don’t make the man, but they can influence how they are perceived by others based on a first impression. And while other people’s opinions of you aren’t important, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to leave a good first impression when you want to.
As long as you’re dressing to look good for yourself and not others, there should be no problem. Besides, one of the best ways to express yourself is through fashion because it can show your personality, your interests, and your creativity through clothes.
Don’t feel like you have to put a hole in your wallet just to dress to the nines. There are plenty of ways to look fashionable even if you’re not sporting outfits that are fresh off the racks. By working on your sense of style or practicing how to mix and match, you can make thrifted clothes look brand-new.
You are not destined to live a life that’s only filled with strife, but even if you were, you can take the matters into your own hands to change your destiny. Keep in mind that you are not a victim of your circumstances; you can take charge of your life by making choices that will benefit you.