I made a choice today that was against stress. I decided to leave work for my one-hour dinner break even though I had packed a lunch. It costs about an hour’s pay to have dinner in the restaurant near work, but that was part of my financial plan when I took the job. I figured the cost into my weekly/monthly budget of having a relaxing dinner in a restaurant (instead of at work) when I work the longer shifts. It’s a pleasant walk in the sunshine and fresh air. Then I eat a hot meal and I usually have enough leftover to eat after work. too. It sounds very reasonable and healthy to me, but it costs money. I could get at least 4 microwave dinners for the price of one restaurant dinner.
I’m wondering if it really helps me in the long run to take time to eat a good, home-cooked meal when it means that I have to work more to pay for it?
A Spanish person would never ask such a question. They don’t even eat pre-frozen, pre-made, microwave dinners. They just don’t. I want to switch cultures.