I had an interesting set of conversations on consecutive days last week and it taught me a new phrase.
When chatting with Ali, she talked about how she consistently tries to find little ways to make her life better. It could be a better jug for her water (and all of the little ways her new one is better than her old one), or a pen that is easier to use. She makes frequent, small changes to help make life just a little bit better.
The next day, my friend April was expressing the same thing, but she had a fantastic name for it: strategic luxury.
While I’m not as good about it as either of them, it’s indeed something I work toward a little bit at time, and you’ve seen some of it on this blog. Some of it is software based:
Or hardware based:
Much of the “luxury” comes from even smaller things, though:
- Frixion pens for writing (they’re excellent)
- Making sure to keep a lens wipe in my pocket at all times for my glasses and phone
There are tons of little things I’ve bought or changed over the years that each make my life just a tiny bit better. They add up, and I’ll always be tweaking my systems to make things just a little faster, a little more efficient, and a little more joyful.
Strategic luxury for sure.
What are some small changes you’ve made to bring just a bit more strategic luxury into your life?