It was a hard week for me. I tried to cycle again, but my tendonitis didn’t allow it. I also tried to run a few Kilometers, but this also didnt’t work. Additionally to my run try, my Garmin HRM-belt broke. Second bad thing of the week, since my swimming goggles broke a few days earlier.
My life just f***s me at the moment.
But whenever bad things happen, I try to see the good sides on it. Yeah, I truly believe that every situation has a good and a bad side. So too for my horrible week.
Because since I’m on a minimalist monthly budget, I couldn’t afford to buy new goggles or a new HRM-Belt. So I had to be creative and try things, that I never tried before. So I glued my goggles and they are working again. Four Euro glue versus 35€ new goggles 😉
A few generations ago this was the normal way. My parents repaired trousers, electronic stuff and household gadgets. But today that’s usually not the way. It’s more like: Trash your item and get a new one.
So minimalism forces me to more creativity. 😉
What’s your opinion? Are there items you wouldn’t repair and always get a new one?