Month of August is a nice but busy month for me so I am looking forward for more experiences I can make for this month of September. This is my first post for this month so please bare with me They say August is a ghost month but for me even if it is, it does open a new door for me to stick with my peso cost averaging strategy for my mutual fund investment with FAMI. Even the market is down, I know I should be happy since I can buy more shares with cheaper cost. I am planning to increase my monthly investment for the month of October.
Well, let’s go back to my topic here. What is delayed gratification?
It is the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate reward and wait for a later reward.
I am doing this for few months already, I tell you this is very hard because I am a huge spender before and was also addicted to online shopping but thank God I was able to stop. It is now very clear to me to identify the wants and the needs. If it is a want, then period I will not buy it. Needs is more important, like food. How can we live without food?So food is my first priority. I don’t anymore buy clothes,yeah!I cannot anymore remember when was the last time I was able to buy clothes for myself. I don’t care about the trends now, seeing those pretty girls wearing those clothes that are on trend now will not make me anymore jealous,hehe. Why? When I look on my closet, I still have clothes that I can wear especially some of them has not been worn so many times. Same as for shoes, and bags (I am a bag addict before) if I see a bag, it is like a diamond that I need to buy.
I am now buying experiences than things that can be gone. Experiences with your loved ones like family and friends cannot be gone.
Before I am thinking of going to the gym and pay for a monthly membership just to exercise. But right now I am doing a weekend Saturday run for 2-3 mi . Running is also a very cheap exercise, I mean you will not spend any money on doing this kind of exercise plus it does make us healthy.
On September 20th I am now again going to a Single’s for Christ Regional Conference at Pagadian City for about 2 days. So for sure another memorable experience for me :) I will update you about that here in my blog when I get back.
Oh by the way, the reward that I am expecting to have in the future because of this delayed gratification I am taking right now is………
I want to retire comfortably at the age of 65