It is possible to enjoy life while working to build wealth for the future. Maximize your money and quality of life by pairing these 13 free activities with this simple practice.
It’s easy to think about how great life will be when your money can afford you the things that you value. But what about now? Today?
You can still be content and happy while sacrificing, practicing discipline, and working towards a better life.
Let me prove it to you. Read the phrase below out loud:
Let’s, let’s stay together
Loving you whether… whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
Chances are, you didn’t read that. You sang it.
The fact is that for many of us, that Al Green song evokes feelings of happiness.
It may bring back summer memories of cooling out at a cookout with loved ones. Kicking back in a lawn chair with your uncles, aunts, and cousins, watching kids running wild through the yard, and enjoying a soda, ice tea, or lemonade from a red cup, while savoring the smell of burning charcoal.
In that setting, it’s not the things that money can buy that makes you feel so good. It is the things that money cannot buy. You can have happy times without spending much or any money.
So, I have a challenge for you.
For one day try spending zero dollars. Instead of spending money, take the money that you made in salary for the day and use it to pay yourself, or to pay down debt.
I call it Abundance Days.
Take one day to celebrate and appreciate how abundantly blessed you already are.
That doesn’t mean to sit around like a bump on a log and wait for tomorrow. Get creative. Challenge yourself and do something that costs no money instead. Figure out some things that you can do with what you already have in order to enjoy the things that you value.
Spend NO Money and Experience More Abundance – 13 Free Things to Do With Your Family Today
- Pack a picnic lunch and go to the park
- Learn a new skill or teach one to your children
- Have a family football, kickball, or softball game
- Read that book that you’ve been intending to start
- Dream, talk about the future, and set goals as a family
- Declutter and donate the items to charity
- Go for a walk
- Go to the pond and feed the ducks
- Practice your hobby
- Have a family movie night
- Look through family photos Have a family game night
Don’t end the list here, keep brainstorming.
Take pictures. Laugh until you cry. Relax and enjoy the things that money can’t buy. Turn on that Al Green song, or whatever you enjoy.
By having an Abundance Day, you will enjoy life while building towards your own financial abundance.
There will be time for traveling around the world, and partaking in the things that you need money for. Whether you are wealthy or on your way to it, practice living on the abundance that you already have.
Christ came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)