This post is from Simon Cave at The Becomer. Enjoy!
As human being we always tend to want more. More money, more fame, more power, more attention, more recognition, more muscles…
We think that more equals more fulfillment and happiness in our life. Truth is, it’s not always the case.
Here are a couple of example that prove it:
You want to leave your tiny apartment and buy a house that’s a little above your means. As a result, you struggle every month to pay for your mortgage. Your mortgage is such a financial burden that you can’t afford to travel, to go out, to offer gifts to your loved ones. Because you wanted more, you are now trapped.
You want to make more money so you work more at the office to get promoted. You go to work earlier and stay up late to accomplish more. As a consequence you spend less time with your family, which will probably lead to certain issues in the future.
Always wanting more doesn’t bring balance into your life. We have to learn to integrate “the less” in our life, and it all starts by experiencing it.
Experimenting “the less” this week
The experiment I’m going to share with you is meant to show you that less is sometimes as profitable as more.
So here’s how it works:
When you’re at home, look around you and ask yourself:
What makes me feel good?
So when you look at your shelves and see certain objects, do they make you feel good? When you open your closet and look at some clothes, do they make you feel good? If not, sell them.
The goal of this experiment is not to get rid of the things that are useless but of the things that don’t bring joy into your life.
I’m sure there are many things in your house that are completely useless but that you keep because they make you feel good, and that’s fine. What’s important is to focus on the things that are useless and that don’t add any value into your life. You will notice soon that getting rid of them will bring you much more satisfaction than letting them take up space.
Not only will you make a few hundreds dollar by getting rid of them but you will also create space in your mind, which will increase your well-being at the same time.
Author Bio: Simon Cave is passionate about Digital Entrepreneurship and Personal Development and helps people reach financial independence on his blog The Becomer. Follow him on Facebook
Kim’s Comments: One of the things we’ve embraced over the past few years is making sure all purchases do add value to our lives. We aren’t perfect, but by taking that extra step before impulse buying means less clutter and more money our pockets to achieve the things that are really important.