In this era of instant gratification I think sometimes we forget how much not having access to something all the time enhances the pleasure once it's there.
I've found a new way of looking at things. I think of things, stuff, as experiences - and that has led me to value them differently.
While I am drawn to minimalism, I do welcome new things into my life occasionally. But some things that make it to my wishlist seem to take up permanent residence, and still never get bought. What is it that makes things valuable enough to buy, in my mind? And what if I try another way of deciding what gets to the top of the list?
Why do I want to spend time and energy on blogging? What do I want to get from it? Not fame and fortune, for sure...
Holidays are great... But I love the days in between. The days when time just flows.
Thing's were not what I thought they were... Like most people, I make false assumptions sometimes. Time to adjust to reality.
I think the key ingredients to a more joyful life is to clear away the unneccessary and take notice of the sources of joy that are already in my life.
Life is no way near perfect, and neither am I. The key to a simpler, more joyful life is accepting that and building on the good parts.
How do you change your habits? Inspirational reading and my way.