I think one thing I have learned over the years is that certain things are worth spending extra on. These often overlooked luxuries are truly worth the expense. When you are able to splurge on these items it truly feels like you have leveled up. Now – don’t focus on major purchases – think of the items that you use every single day! Can the experience be improved?
The first area I think of when I think of really improving my life – the bedroom! Now get your mind out of the gutter. I am referring to improving your life by improving your sleep. First of all, if you haven’t upgraded your mattress go do it. That is the most important thing. If you like your mattress there are still little things that will help such as improving your linens and pillows, getting a weighted blanket or even a sleep mask. These aren’t super expensive items that will overhaul your sleep!
Sheets: There is something about a fresh, high quality set of sheets that really facilitates a restful night’s sleep. I discovered Matouk linens while shopping for my wife and have never looked back! These are expensive but they last a long time and are super comfy.
Pillows: if you aren’t replacing your pillow annually your sleep is probably suffering. I prefer a more structured pillow and love the Bamboo Memory Foam from Snugglepedic. Don’t cheap out on your pillow. Invest in your rest!
[Bamboo Memory Foam]()
Towels: another area of your life that can probably be improved is your bath towels. Often overlooked or tolerated a nice bath towel really allows you to enjoy the moments while getting ready for work. Again, I discovered the joys of a luxury towel when I bought some Frette towels for my wife and began to steal them!
[Frette Ivory Towel]()
Headphones: Do you listen to music or podcasts for hours a day on your commute or at the gym? If so it is time to upgrade your headphones. I recently switched to the Apple Airpods and am angry that I waited so long! These really improve workouts and the train ride.
Shaving Supplies & Skincare: yet another area I neglected until I was married! I used to simply use the cheapest shaving cream and shaving products available until I started getting unsightly razor burn. My wife pushed me to upgrade my shaving routine and start using more skin care products such as a daily moisturizer and even under eye creams. This was weird at first but now I have totally bought in. I joined Harry’s for my old school razors, purchased a Onetouch and started using bath and shaving supplies from Every Man Jack.
[Everyman Jack Shaving Kit]()
[Everyman Jack Bath Kit]()
Underwear: For far too long I would simply buy inexpensive boxers and undershirts from discount stores or Amazon whenever the need arose. However, my wife gifted me some LuluLemon boxer briefs and under shirts last Christmas i saw the light. I now pay attention to my underwear. The best value I have found are the Uniqlo Airism – pick these up and start to feel comfortable!
The moral of the story is that sometimes minor changes can make a major impact. Look to improve your life one small piece at a time!
Casual Wear (all birds and lulu lemon man)