What would your life look like if you had fewer material objects, by choice? Would you then be freed up to do more of what you wanted to do because you had less STUFF to take care of? It’s been my experience that that is totally how it works.
It takes so much time to think about what to buy and to then feel regretful about buying whatever I bought, and to then think about returning the item(s) because of the guilt, and then to make another trip down to the store to actually return the item, or package it back up and mail it back and wait for the money to be put back into my account and then the keeping of tabs on that to remember that I need to call the online shop if the money doesn’t get refunded before too long, or look around the store to exchange the original item for something else I probably don’t need and might be guilt-ridden about too!
Ugh. Totally exhausting.
Moral of the story: material stuff takes up a crap load of time. At least it does for me.
Do you find that accumulating, managing, and maintaining all the things in your life is taking up more time than you’d like it to? Is it time to minimize and shift the focus back onto what you really truly care about in life? If so, it might be time to do something about it. That cycle of guilt and remorse and time-sucking does not have to rule your life any more.
Step out of the cycle. Be done with it.
Sometimes I slip back into my old thought process and realize how much time I’ve been spending thinking about things I want to buy. It makes me sick when I think about how much time has been wasted and how many other worthwhile things I’d rather be doing with my time.
Do you find your thoughts consumed by material objects? How do you control those thoughts and urges to buy?
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