The brain is an amazing thing. It processes millions and billions bits of information every second.
Your brain and the way the think about your life is what makes your life what it is.
You are a product of your thoughts and of course your thoughts are a result of all you have experienced in your life.
So how is minimalist living or living at least a more simple life the answer to the problems you may be experiencing right now?
Well a lot of us go through ups and downs during our lives. But it amazes it how generally unhappy a lot of us seem to be. We have so much. so much to be thankful for. But we forget this don’t we?
We tend to focus on what we don’t have. We think we don’t have enough money, enough good looks, enough of a house, enough success. We don’t have a good enough job or the a good relationship.
I would bet that most of us have more than enough. We have so much stuff. More than we could ever need or use.
But the more we strive to achieve “success” the more we come away feeling unfulfilled, insecure and unhappy.
How can that be?
Well there is more to life than just having stuff, a high paying job, cars, boats, vacations. You have to have an actual purpose. You have to have meaning. A reason for existing.
So if it seems to be true than financial success and the acquiring of stuff tends to leave us unfulfilled and generally unhappy, then the opposite must also be true: Living a more minimalist lifestyle will help to put things in perspective.
So many people who give up the big house, the big salary, the boats and cars in exchange for living a simple life find that they are actually happier.
Minimalist living is the solution to the problems you are experiencing. Slow down. Take a breath. Meditate. Sit quietly and read a book. Get rid of stuff you no longer need. Take stock of your job, your life, your relationships.
Is there an area of your life you are not quite satisfied with? Trust me you are not alone.
Mass consumerism as happiness maker is one of the greatest lies we have ever been told of course.
Slow down and take a look at it. You have the power to change it. Your brain believes whatever you tell it to believe. Or maybe you believe whatever your brain tells you.
There is so much opportunity out there to take advantage of. There ARE good people out there. You have so much much to be thankful for.
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