Discretionary means it's up to you to decide. Bathing regularly is a discretionary act, so you can opt not to do it if you want; note, however, that your friends might disagree with us on this.

Discretionary is often used to describe money that isn’t designated for a particular purpose. It’s up to the people in charge to decide how discretionary funds should be spent. Discretionary comes from the word discretion, which can be used to mean “the right to decide something based on one’s own judgment.” If you're given a task to complete at your discretion, you can decide how you want to do it — or whether you want to do it at all.

Definitions of discretionary
  1. adjective
    having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
    “The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds”
    synonyms: discretional
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
  2. adjective
    (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed
    discretionary funds”
    discretionary income”
    not subject to or subjected to restriction
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