When I started this blog there were many things I felt led me to the vision and message I wanted to portray on the “interwebs” (as my dear hubby likes to call it!) My main message is how to simplify life and what the benefits to this way of living are. I have recently come through a time of self realization, growth and freedom related to where things and money play a part in my life! I have learned that false security, temporary happiness and often expensive entertainment were what spending money on unneeded things was offering me. I wonder if any of you can relate?
I had never stopped and really pondered the deep reasons I loved to spend money until lately. Do you know how I trully found my answers? For me it was from avoiding shopping AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. It was a challenge I chose for myself….at first to just see if I could. It was from avoiding the unneeded spending, that I felt the feelings and stresses that were my underlying needs to address (that I never realized were really there when I spent more freely). BORING….that’s what I thought of this process and NO FUN and sometimes just well…pissed off…BUT what I gained from this “spending fast” was FREEDOM! I know this sounds so cliche’ but it is so true for me! I am now free from my true stresses just purely by improving the way I cope with life and the way I think about what really adds value to it!
5 ways to Simplify Your Spending
1. Avoidance. Find other things to do besides SHOP! It just started to baffle me as I pondered the never ending cycle (it seemed) of working to “have more” then shopping because I was working to much (stress). In some ways my journey to simple living is about shaving off the excess in life’s indulgences to truly have sincere joy, peace and contentment. I know this is opposite to what the world and materialism try to shove down our throats! It feels liberating to me to decide for myself what I “need” or even “want”. I have found myself digging deeper into my creative, entrepreneurial and health inspired side because of my shopping avoidance. You know what….I feel more fulfilled now.
Let’s spend less and live more! Let’s work to live, not live to work! Who wants to join me as we ponder how to Simplify Your Spending to get MORE out of life?!
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I hope I have shared a few tips that may help you Simplify Your Spending! Dovidenia. XO