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25. Treat Yourself To Nice Things
Even the littlest splurges can help improve your mood when you're feeling down about your new routine. A friend shared how even her fancy cup of coffee was worth the hit to her tight budget because it made her day better. Fresh flowers, yummy take-out, a new outfit-- there are so many ways to make working outside the home feel a little more worth it.

While everyone has a budget with different thresholds, one of my goals has always been to be able to hire housecleaners, even if just monthly, when returning to work. It's amazing how simply not having to clean my own bathroom makes me feel better about all those hours away from my kids.