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Investing in little pleasures pays off

Food expenses and for other basic necessities represent only one fourth of our household budgets. The fact that the amounts we can spend on pleasures and less basic products are constantly increasing proves that we are growing wealthy. 

We have various ways of spending excess funds: We not only buy more unusual food products, such as sweet potatoes and chia seeds, or less essential items (e.g. garden vacuums, designer fruit stoners), but also invest in our experiences. We are beginning to appreciate well-managed leisure time more than another material good – it boosts incomparably our life satisfaction.
How much for an unforgettable moment
In Poland, we spend on cultural events PLN 350 a year – not an optimistic amount. As a consolation, it is not for the lack of money but for the notorious lack of time. The things that encourage us to find an additional moment are an opportunity of experiencing an unforgettable adventure and making good memories – which are more valuable than a closet full of clothes or the latest mobile phone.
Better together than alone
Shared experiences are one of the most valuable memories, recalled with a smile on the face. A good movie or restaurant are great ideas for an evening with friends. It is recommended to check out the offer of theaters. Stage performances are always a one-of-a-kind experience. Ticket prices vary depending on the theater – the price for two people could already be quite high, but it could be reduced even by one fifth. The following table lists prices for the most popular plays at three theaters in Warsaw, for two people:
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Reading means relaxing 

For many, an evening with a book is synonymous with rest and time well spent. It doesn’t necessarily have to be In Search of Lost Time – the contemporary bestsellers by Jo Nesbø, Remigiusz Mróz or Gooley Tristan offer an excellent escape from the everyday life. According to scientists, a complete immersion in the plot helps release stress, fall asleep and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Whether one prefers traditional reading and the smell of “fresh” paper pages, e-books or audiobooks – it is an experience that allows one to experience different emotions and clear one’s head.
Leisure time – “me” time

If 24 hours is often to short to live life to its fullest, what about personal development? It requires a little bit of strong will, but will give us more than a feeling of doing something constructive. It is also an investment in the future, new skills, contacts or at least exercising the mind. Regardless of one’s age and profession, it is worth learning foreign languages. Conversations in a foreign language are also worth considering – nothing boosts one’s well-being more than a stimulating conversation
An idea always at hand

A regular access to discounts at restaurants, theaters, book shops and hotels often gives us inspiration as to how to spend amazing leisure time. Citi Specials offers discounts at nearly 300 partners, even up to 50% off. Apart from beneficial discounts in various categories, such as shopping, restaurants or travels, program beneficiaries can win prizes and invitations to special events. All you need to do is follow the website of the program: www.online.citibank.pl/citispecials
A regular access to discounts at restaurants, theaters, book shops and hotels often gives us inspiration as to how to spend amazing leisure time.

A regular access to discounts at restaurants, theaters, book shops and hotels often gives us inspiration as to how to spend amazing leisure time.

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