I’ve been enjoying the Thinking Out Loud series on Meg’s blog and decided to go for it myself this week!
Thanks to Amanda @ Running with Spoons for hosting the link-up!
1. I spend about $500/year on Starbucks
Yes, you read that right. Every single afternoon during the work week I stop at Starbucks and pickup a venti Awake tea (just your standard black tea). My office provides us unlimited coffee in the form of k-cups but I love my tea.
If I kicked this habit I would definitely save a lot of money, but it’s so worth it to me because the tea helps me de-stress and enter my afternoon in a good mood. In fact, a study in 2009 found that drinking tea (or coffee) can reduce your stress levels by 68%!
The $2/day (or $500 a year) is totally worth it to me to keep my happiness levels up!
2. Cecil as a kitten is the most adorable thing ever!
If a large tea isn’t enough to put me in a good mood, I just pull up a picture of Cecil as a kitten. When I adopted him he weighed all of two pounds!
He was the cutest, feistiest little thing I had ever seen… not much has changed. And nothing can put a smile on my face like him!
3. This sugary snack is soooo good
This orange cream Greek yogurt has a TON of sugar in it but is sooo good. It’s actually too sweet for me to eat plain, but with a chopped up banana mixed in it is the best dessert ever! Seriously.
The next time you’re craving something sweet try this!
4. I haven’t run at all yet this week
I officially broke my workout streak yesterday and took a complete rest day. Since I did XT on both Monday and Tuesday this means I haven’t run at all yet this week! Whaaat.
I’ll definitely be running tonight!
To be honest my body has been feeling achy and my sinuses have been driving me nuts. Taking the last few days off has felt really good, but I am so ready to hit the pavement today!
5. My vacation days for this year got approved yesterday!
I can’t wait for our vacations this year! We had hoped to sneak in Colorado for some good hiking this summer, but instead we’ve decided to extend our London trip by a couple days.
This is sort of a bummer because I was really looking forward to some good hiking, but we just thought after paying so much for a plane ticket to London that we should stay for at least a full week and really explore.
Our first trip of the year will be to Vegas though and that takes place in May. It’s just a short 4-day trip but I can’t wait. We haven’t gone to Vegas in a couple years and it’s always a blast!
And there you have it– my first Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
What trips are you looking forward to this year?
Do you have anything that you spend money on as a guilty pleasure or just because it makes you feel better (even if it is kind of a waste)?