We all dream of living a luxurious life. We want to dine at the finest restaurants without having to wait a lifetime for a reservation spot to be available; we want to fly around the world in the plushest of private jets; we want to wear the nicest clothes and socialize with the people in the highest echelons of the society. We all want to do these things but we just can’t afford it all. That is unless you are part of the 1%.
The lack of enough disposable income often leads us to put our dreams of living in luxury on hold. Think about it, have you ever said any of these phrases to yourself:
● I’ll travel the world when I have at least $100,000 saved.
● I can’t afford to eat at that restaurant right now; it’s too expensive.
● I don’t need a 1,000 thread count bedsheets; I sleep just fine on these ones.
The truth is that a lot of people hear the word “luxury” and immediately think of a million dollars. They think of things like champagne, caviar and private jets. They think of fat bank accounts and designer clothes. While it is true that these things make up part of luxurious living, they aren’t the definition of luxury exactly.
That remains highly subjective.
Why Your Dreams of Living in Luxury Don’t Have to Wait
The definition of luxury has changed. While it was once defined by owning the most expensive products from the most well-known brands, today, it has become all about a state of being.
So to you, luxury could now mean being able to sleep in whenever you feel like it. It could also mean the simplest of things such as having freshly cut flowers by your bedside every day or going out to a lake and camping with friends and family at least once every month. Yes, the definition of luxury has changed and what that means is that you no longer have to wait for your bank account to start reading in the millions of dollars to live a luxurious life.
Here are some simple ways through which you can start living your dreams of luxury today:
Travel the World
Very few things express luxury like travelling the globe. Unfortunately, people became accustomed to defining that travel as buying a first-class ticket and staying in five-star hotels. The truth is that you can travel the world for far much less than that and you can stay at some of the best Airbnbs for much less than you would pay for a five-star hotel and maybe even get better service.
You don’t have to buy a first-class ticket to travel the world in luxury. All you have to do is choose destinations where your money will stretch. Thanks to the volatile exchange rates, going to places where your dollar is of much higher value will give you a more luxurious experience without having to break the bank.
Find Ways to Use Perks
Most people don’t realize just how many perks they accrue on their day to day living activities. For example, did you know that your credit cards often have reward programs? All you have to do is find out what kind of perks you can get by using your credit card and accruing points. Some actually allow you to redeem those points for first-class tickets at partner airlines. Others allow you to redeem them for luxury hotel stays, expensive dinners at five-star hotels and so on.
Prioritize Your Sleep
You simply can’t put a price on high-quality sleep. Not only does the quality of your sleep determine how functional you are during the day but it also affects your mood, predisposition and general health. That is why you need to prioritize your sleep. For this, you don’t need to buy expensive 1,000 thread count sheets. You just need to buy a high-quality eco-friendly mattress for better quality sleep.
Be a Hair Model and Get Student Massages
Another typical definition of luxury is being able to get awesome haircuts and being pampered with professional massages whenever you want. The problem is that this can be expensive. However, you can find a way around that and become a hair model for a beauty school. These students need people to practice their skills on as well as showcase their creativity for evaluation purposes. As a hair model, you could very well get high-priced haircuts and styling for free. And you will be helping out a student in the process. The same goes for the massages. Students in beauty parlour schools need the practice and you can volunteer your body for that very purpose.
Visit Open Houses
For the most part, we aren’t financially ready to buy the house of our dreams mostly because we don’t have the money. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t look at potential houses and see where you could live. By visiting open houses, you will get a sense of the kind of neighbourhoods that resonate with your spirit. You will get to see the kind of houses you might like living in and you might just get inspired to start saving up. The same applies when test driving cars and window shopping for clothes and shoes.