Could you do it? Could you get by making half of the money you currently make?
What if you had to?
Does it make you anxious to even just think about this scenario?
So if you had to make do with less money, what areas would you have to streamline?
All of a sudden those luxuries like cable television and cell phones may be reexamined.
Would you give up your daily coffee? It all adds up.
I have a feeling that a lot of people have actually had to do just this. A lot of families may have had an income earner lose their job.
So how do they get by?
We have become so accustomed to spending our paychecks before they are even deposited. Some of us long to make more money so that we can spend even more.
It is not about the money we make. It is all about the decisions we make with the money we have.
We need to start a movement of spending less. I know that this goes against what we are told each and every day.
Thousands of messages to spend more. Messages that tell us we are not good enough just as we are. You just have to buy this new outfit/car/gadget and then life will be perfect!
The happiness of that purchase quickly wears off.
You are good enough just as you are. You are perfect.
Enjoy the stuff you already have. From what I am hearing in the comments many people actually feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff they have and want to give minimalist living a try.
Kudos to you.
Just start small. Look around at the stuff you have. How does it make you feel?
Maybe you can get rid of just one thing today or this week to start the decluttering process if that is what you are after.
Stop spending. Have a no spend day or two. Yes you will need groceries. I understand.
But limit yourself to just the basics.
I bet you will find that you can live on less money than you think.
This may free up some extra cash to pay off some bills and pay down some debt.
Make no mistake, it will take time.
Adopting a minimalist lifestyle requires a complete shift in your way of thinking and you may get overwhelmed. Just breathe and stay the course.
You will notice a sense of calm, a sense of freedom. It is as if you subconsciously know that this is the right thing to do. The right way to live.
So I’d love to know your answers to the questions at the start of this post.
- Could you get by making half of the money you currently make?
- Does it make you anxious to even just think about this scenario?
- So if you had to make do with less money, in what areas would you have to streamline?
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