10 unique ways to live your dreams like a lottery winner without actually winning

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Don't wait until you win the lottery to pamper yourself. Start now with these 10 ways to change your life like a lottery winner!

Many winner's lives change when they win a lottery jackpot. Sometimes it's a gradual creep. And other times it comes suddenly.

What happens for most people is that money improves their lives in ways they'd never imagined.


Everything is different when you win the lottery says writer Cathy Bussey.

But instead of waiting for the lottery to make the changes for you - do it yourself. Here's 10 suggestions you can start now to live your life like a lottery winner:

Get more free time. Free time makes you creative. Find some time you don't need - like watching tv for an hour - but instead use it to just relax. It'll give you a real brain boost. (Don't meditate - some people believe that dulls the senses and reduces ambition).

Leave a light on. The Queen of England wanders round turning off lights at the palace to save power, so we're told. Even if that were true, it doesn't apply to us. If a light turned off makes your place dark and depressing, leave it on instead. The extra few cents a day won't send you broke. But the cheerful room filled with light will do wonders for you personally.

Are you on a diet? Take one day a week off, and pig out. Switch that chosen day around each week so your body doesn't know when to expect it. Your diet will progress faster and you'll feel much better for it.

Use newly laundered pillowcases. I have mine done by the laundry service, and I have them changed daily. It makes you feel like a king or queen every day!

Throw out one junk item you own and replace with a quality one. We used hand operated can openers for years, and they were hard work. When I bought an automatic opener a few years back that really worked (many don't), it was a magical experience. Now opening cans is fun, and gives us a lift each time.

Never use plastic cups or paper plates. You're saving nothing except washing, and it makes you feel cheap. Crockery is the way to go, and it’s good for the planet.

Dress up - not down - for work or home. If your work allows you to wear jeans and a T... and that's how you dress each day... then spend a couple of days of the week and dress up in a blazer or suit. You feel more important, and people will take you more seriously. The same goes for home too - do smart casual instead of pyjamas.

Stock one luxury food in your pantry. Never tasted caviar? It's not that expensive in small amounts. Buy a small jar and try it. Or an expensive sauce. It's a low cost way to bring a small taste of luxury into your life.

Replace one item you use every day with a quality one. Watch tv a lot? Buy the best screen you can afford. I bought an 84" LG 4K screen a while back and it gives the best experience I've ever had watching tv. Do you drive a car, ride a bicycle, use a shaver, carry a handbag? Get the best of these brands you can afford. It makes you feel special every day, believe me.

Wash and vacuum your car regularly. Washing your car increases its value by keeping the paintwork nice. And inside you feel good in a clean car. I rarely travel in anyone's car these days, but I get to peek into a few. And without exception I find most people use their cars as a mobile rubbish tip. The difference about riding in a clean car makes you feel like you're driving first class.

When you pamper yourself with the best, every day makes a difference.

These actions are generally cheap and easy to do, but they make an enormous difference in the way you feel about yourself.

And for that reason you should try at least one of them now, when you don't have money. It will give you the feel of what it's like to be wealthy one day. Call it a practice run.

And it will have a side benefit... you will start to see your life as more interesting and that feel-good rubs off on others.