Sometimes it’s hard to watch others around you with 52-inch screen TVs, the latest fashions and thousands of vacation pictures to the Bahamas. Although “things” are nice to have and vacations offer good memories, you can live contently with less and still be happy. In fact, you may actually be happier!
HOW TO LIVE CONTENTLY WITH LESS
LEARN THAT “LESS IS BETTER”: When you have less, there is less to clean, less to search for and less work to be done. Having less “things” can make life more enjoyable all around. You will find with accumulating less, you will actually have more money and more freedom.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS: Everyday that you wake up and are breathing is a blessing. Count your many blessings every day to remember the good you have.
REMINISCE OFTEN: Think back in your life about the good things. Reminisce on fun times with your family and friends.
REMEMBER THE BAD TIMES: Sometimes it’s good to look at where you came from. Look at the bad times and see how far you’ve come. Imagine a life with no debt and less stress.
CONNECT WITH OTHERS MORE OFTEN: Spending quality time playing games, talking, and enjoying company is far more rewarding than having more things. When you have less stuff, you have more time.
ENJOY THE SIMPLE THINGS: Take time to enjoy the simple things in life like the beautiful arrangement of flowers in your flower bed, the soft trickle of the rain on your roof, and the peace of a walk in the park.
DELVE INTO YOUR BRAIN: When you have less stuff, you have more time to learn. Take that time to read a good book, take a walk or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere around you.
DO MORE FREE THINGS: From movies in the park to a family picnic in the backyard, make more memories instead of buying more things.
LOVE YOUR LIFE: This is your life and you have done the best you can with it. Love yourself, your family, and love your life. The more love you give, the happier you will be.
I always say that I feel how my house looks. If my house is full and cluttered, I feel full and cluttered. Getting rid of things helps me to feel more peace and I want others to feel content with less too.
You really can live contently with less. Remember, there are many people who are far less fortunate than you are. If you have what you need, people that love you, and great memories, then you have a great life. Enjoy the simple life!
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