Life as a student can be great, but at times it can also be a total drag. A luxury student experience sounds like a great idea, but how realistic is it? The answer is much more realistic than you think!
The word luxury means different things to different people. If you want a luxurious life simply so you can show it off to other people, well, by all means go nuts! However, it is far more satisfying to pursue luxury according to your own definition of the term. Some people see luxury as those things which can be bought, but only by a select few.
To other people, however, luxury might instead be having the freedom to do whatever you wish day to day. In the former case, the desire for luxury can only be satisfied by high-value items. Scoring these on a student’s budget is going to be nigh on impossible. However, in the latter case, luxury could be achieved by finding a work-from-home job.
As a student, with all the challenges and pitfalls that entails, you will find it much easier to seek out luxurious experiences if you first define luxury in a realistic way. Your pursuit of luxury should be about adding a new level of comfort and style to your everyday, not burning through your student loan!
Don’t Discount Experiences
When many students imagine luxury, they envisage material goods and physical wealth. In doing so, there is a tendency to discount experiences as being luxurious, instead applying this only to things. This is a very limiting, and above all incorrect, approach to take to luxury. Anyone who has experienced the unbridled joy of a professional massage, or the total pampering of a spa day, will understand just how luxurious experiences can be.
Keeping the first tip in mind, remember that a luxury experience doesn’t necessarily need to come with a hefty price tag. For many people, simply being outside and free to enjoy nature, is a luxurious experience. Think about the things in life that you enjoy the most and find an experience that allows you to indulge them.
Look for Undiscovered Gems
There are plenty of luxurious experiences and places out there, but not all of them are immediately obvious. Many businesses and individuals who begin providing a luxury service will initially offer it at a reduced rate. By making it more accessible initially, these groups are hoping to foster interest and build a reputation for themselves.
But you’re a student! Surely, in amongst all the studying and ‘studying’ you don’t have time to make these discoveries. Luckily for you, there are plenty of resources out there. For example, on their page about student accommodation Madrid – https://www.collegiate-ac.es/en/student-accommodation/madrid/ – Collegiate offer a whole host of information useful to students. Of course, the accommodation itself that is on offer provides an experience far beyond its respective price tag.
Just because you’re a student living off instant noodles, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of luxury too! You might need to rethink what you consider to be luxurious, but in doing so you will open your own eyes to what is really important in life.