Believe it or not, it makes sense to spend a little bit more money on a quality product from time to time. It'll essentially pay for itself and you'll thank yourself later.
Having trouble figuring out what to get? If you ask people online, they'll be sure to sing the praises of the awesome desk chair they purchased or a proper pair of work boots. Comfort and practicality can go hand-in-hand, after all, as we learned once Redditor Killer097 asked, "What is worth every penny?"
A really comfortable desk chair. If it's something you're going to be sitting in for hours a day, spending a little extra on a chair is well worth it.
"I took a class..."
I took a class on positive psychology as an elective a few years ago. I have used what I learned in that class practically every day since, through some very intense and upsetting times. I use what I learned in that class to help maintain my mental health during isolation, and for someone who struggles with severe depression, I've been doing a pretty damn good job.
Not only was that class worth every penny, I think it should be taught in high school for free.
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A good chef knife. I've been using mine for about 4 years now and it still keeps its edge. May cost $200 dollars but it's worth it instead of having to buy one every year
A top floor apartment. They usually cost more than a downstairs apartment, but not having to listen to footsteps and plumbing noises is worth the extra cost.
"I don't mean..."
High quality soap. I don't mean like going to bath and body works and getting real smelly stuff, but like paying the $10 for three bars of Cetaphil body soap. Lasts long and your skin won't dry all to hell, and for me, no horrific allergic reaction to anything.
"I was gifted..."
An electric toothbrush.
I was gifted a Sonicare over 10 years ago, and will never go back to a manual toothbrush. When I've had to use a manual toothbrush I feel like a caveman and my teeth never feel as clean.
"Got them when I..."
Got them when I had to work 3rd shift for a few months. Will never go back. They truly live up to their name. No matter how bright it is outside, it is like 2am on a moonless night in my bedroom.
"Even when we're not working..."
Therapy. Even when we're not working through meaty stuff, I love having someone to offer different perspectives and challenge my perceptions of situations. Plus, during an unexpected crisis like this? It's nice to have someone on deck to help me work through all the bad stuff.
Logic Pro X - or any music making software that will be the best for you!
Obviously this is for people who want to make music, but after 6 years on garage band (the free, limited version), I decided to buy the full version, Logic. It's $250, lifetime ownership over multiple or upgraded devices, no hidden fees or subscriptions.
Not only have I been able to make money with it, it's made me incredibly joyous and fulfilled. It's like an artist buying a lifetime supply of canvas and paints!
"One neat thing..."
A good mattress. Never underestimate the long term benefits of a good night's rest (or negative effects of poor sleep). I mean, you basically spend 1/3 of your life asleep and another 1/3 of it wishing you were asleep. One neat thing I learned in my first master's program (had a whole class on the science of how people learn) is that your brain consolidates everything you experienced that day while you're asleep, so that's really where learning happens. It's analogous to transferring memories from RAM to your hard drive, which incidentally has infinite storage capacity. Point is, there are lots of things you can skimp on in life, but quality sleep isn't one of them.
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