Make Less More: The Beauty of Living with Less
Have you ever thought about living with less?
We live in a world that’s fiercely extravagant. Everywhere we go we see grand displays of literally everything- all of it designed to make us believe that we’re lacking in something, or many things. It is this feeling of lack that compels us to buy what we buy and spend on what we spend. And that isn’t really bad. Or is it?
Is living in contentment actually the key to leading a happy life? Is less really more? While there is no actual answer to it really, living with less, is, in fact, easier than you’d think, and more beneficial than you’d believe. Keep reading to find out just how.
What is Living With Less Really?
As children, we always wanted the next best thing that arrived in the market. Today, with technological advancements and media’s strong influence, the situation has aggravated. Clever marketing strategies have brainwashed us (and the younger generation) to believe that our lives are flawed and that we’re not complete until we have that very thing- and that’s just until another new product arrives.
So does living with less really mean giving up on all the worldly pleasures, and living a very simple and frugal life, always trying to downsize everything and looking for the cheapest stuff available so that you can save? Not really. It is all actually about deciding what it is that’s actually what you want, and what truly makes you happy, and then wanting to get more of it.
Making Less Feel Like ‘More’
Agreed. Living a simple life isn’t easy. Not when you’re constantly bombarded with things that make you feel less worthy of yourself. So here’s a little help. Here’s how you can make less feel like more.
Focus on your priorities. Before you buy something, think about its effect on your life. Does it take you to a better place? Will it make you feel good about yourself for a long time? Does it motivate or inspire you? Does it have any actual benefits to the way you lead your life?
Check the clutter- take a quick visual tour of all the stuff that you have but don’t need or use and evaluate how much you spend on stuff that you don’t actually need. This will give you a much clearer perspective on your spending habits, and will strengthen your faith in the ‘less is more’ concept.
Look forward to gaining more experiences rather than gathering material objects. Go for early morning hikes and more time with your kids. Want more of some ‘me’ time and strive to get a peaceful afternoon with a good book. Give importance to the little things in life that make you happy and keep you content.
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