Something about humans makes us always want more. For millennia people have been on a quest for more stuff. More land, more cars, more women, more food, more clothes. It’s all lead us to here, where the world revolves around us buying and selling. I’ve always found it odd how we allocate value to certain items and not others. I’ll spend $100 to have dinner and drink on a whim with no thought at all, just to have my purchase be obsolete at the end of the night. Yet the next day when I’m hesitant to buy a new package of socks for $12 that will get worn hundreds of times. Some purchases I love to make, they are the things I get the most value out of for small amounts of money. Others are a complete waste.
For years I was cheap and slept on an uncomfortable mattress that made it hard to sleep. Normal mattresses were expensive and I didn’t own a truck so it seemed like a hassle to buy one. Then I found Tuft & Needle. I was nervous of this whole “bed in a box” concept but thought I should give it a try. Nothing was going to be worse than my old mattress. It was amazing. It only cost about $600 and it was delivered to my door. We sleep for 1/3 of our lives and watch hours of Netflix in bed every week, make it comfortable. Your bed needs to be the best piece of furniture in your house.
The Google Pixelbook is my favorite computer. I’ve new owned several PC’s, Macbooks and a Pixelbook, there is no comparison. It runs like a phone or Ipad and never slows down. The web based Chrome system takes some getting used to which made me hesitant to make the switch, but I’m glad I did. It has some limitations but 99% of the time it’s perfect. The features you worry about losing with regular laptop are ones I never used anyway. Expect these to become very popular in the future. They are ultrathin and lightweight and perform like a top of the line machine.
I’ve worn a watch everyday since my grandfather gave me one for my sixth birthday. This year I traded in my old fashioned analog watch for a Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Charge 2 and I’ve fallen in love. I was alway skeptical of these and thought the concept was silly. I thought they were just another product that would make people feel good, I didn’t need to buy a Fitbit to tell me whether I worked out today. I got one as a gift and tried it out. I became and addiction. Almost a year later and I still force myself to get up and move around on a regular basis. It bothers me on days when I don’t hit my goal for steps or calories. Once I started wearing it I lost 15 lbs almost immediately and have dramatically stepped up my workout routines. This is the single best motivator I’ve ever had to work out.
I may never buy a different pair of shoes. They are comfortable, look nice and extremely durable. I spend a lot of time in shoes (we all do) I want them to be comfortable. Having owned dozens of pairs, these are the best I’ve ever had, so much so I bought the same ones in two colors.
I’ve never been one to want to spend $6 for a cup of coffee so I settled on a DeLonghi Nespresso machine. I love espresso and nice coffee’s, this is by far the best way to get it. Better than going to Starbucks and can be had in the convenience of your own home. The set was about $200 and paid for itself in a few weeks after no longer making daily trips to the coffeeshop.
If you haven’t tried Lululemon, you are missing out. It’s one of those things I can’t explain, it’s just better. I’ve yet to find a product I don’t want to wear everyday.
7. My Pillow
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