It's our natural tendency to live life in a "time famine," always going from one thing to the next with no real moments of pause. As Agapi Stassinopoulos put it in a recent HuffPost blog, our actual task list isn't the problem, it's our glorification of it. "It's not that we are not busy and we don't have a lot to do, but it's as if our whole selves -- body, mind and spirit -- are being wrapped up in our daily to-do list and we utterly lose perspective of the whole picture," she wrote. Taking some time to relax can offer numerous health and happiness benefits -- so it's time to stop excusing ourselves from a little downtime.
That's not to say we should all be spending outside of our means, but when an opportunity of a lifetime comes into play -- why not grab it? Studies have shown that we are happier when we put our finances toward experiences not things. That weekly Chipotle habit or monthly sundress splurge may seem h...
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