Boundless have a reasonable article – thoughts semi began here, although it’s been highlighted through my recent recognition of how much money I’ve spent lately.
Indulging seems to occur in several ways:
Buying ‘satisfying’ stuff
Buying/eating comfort/happy food
and the tendancy to spend time in a comfortable way, both literally through sleep or even just doing stuff that’s enjoyable.
Typically I approach holidays as a ‘more indulgent time’ and I think there is a balance of ‘relax’ for your own good/health and dare I say happiness (on the mental stakes end) and fun but sometimes we go too far.
I am unsure what the point is. Or what I can do about it, besides to ‘stop buying things’. I don’t want to tread the other extreme of burning out because I’m doing so much ‘good’ stuff to deal with the ‘guilt’ – which to be honest isn’t super strong.
Anyway, they are my initial thoughts.
Ps. We now have a Labor government. I’m pleased with the outcome this time around, although I can’t say I sit heavily in either major party court.