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.
Holidays are great... But I love the days in between. The days when time just flows.
For the first time in my life, I've been doing "retail therapy". An interesting experience, but not as good as my usual simple living. I need balance, so today I begin a "Shop No Things" period.
How we escaped commercialism and had a beatiful ceremony instead.
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.
Our life is built by our daily habits - even more than we think. Change your habits and your life will be different as well.