Get rid of what is not necessary in your life and start to make room for the new.
Detox Your Life!
As we are living in a world that surrounds us with a large ocean of material things; I’ve decided rather than get into the culture of mass consumerism to start detoxing my life.
We tell ourselves repeatedly that we need things to make us happy.
And the number of things we need is growing at a crazier and faster pace all the time.
Consumerism at its best
New versions of the thing we just got – it’s newer, faster, sexier, sleeker. The version that works perfectly fine is no longer good enough. The spin goes on and out of control and it’s enough to make wind us up like the proverbial top!
We become desensitized to the pleasure off all of these things as we are able to afford them. We think we want more than we do and then we’re not satisfied; it’s an ever upward spiral of stuff. I’ve learned from my clients that the end result of more money isn’t always what they expected.
Yet, on we go – chasing after things with all our might.
We often forget that those things that once gave us pleasure are no longer capable of giving us happiness as we keep running to the next thing and the thing after that. Stop! Hello! What happened?
Our senses no longer satisfied, we feel ennui – that sense of boredom that sends us looking for the next big thing. Instead of greeting our days with variations of life, our lives have come face to face with the bizarre and nauseating extravagance of the next big thing. This is why everything keeps changing continually and for no real reason. Does it really make sense? I wonder.
And it makes me ask: So what is enough?
I recently was clearing out my purse. It was almost shocking how much stuff was in my purse, most of which I didn’t need or use. Why am I carrying it all around? Why do I have it all to begin with and why can’t I just get rid of it!?
It is just more noise to work through – that is how it feels. It is the same with wanting more! More noise more stuff.
But, does it make us any happier? I think not.
So ask yourself – What do you really want?
What are you holding onto?
♥Time – are you using it well?
♥Do you have enough peace and quiet and calm?.
♥What about appreciating the smaller gifts of life. Of nature.
♥Who are the people you spend time with.
♥What if we slowed down even to cultivate a receptive attitude of the mind and inward calm?
♥What if instead of being busy we just let things happen. If we did not plan every minute so we could tap into some spontaneity.
As we are all creatures of habit any change (without breaking the habit) will always undoubtedly put you back to position one. Try slowing down and doing less and buying less.
Try if for a couple of months. Fit it into your schedule. If you want to design a new paradigm to change a habit of busyness or at least until you form a new habit by living to a plan that best suits you.
You will surprise yourself with the results. Post these questions somewhere you can see it. Is Having More or Less the Answer? Detox Your Life.
Always bear in mind that very little indeed in necessary for living a life free of clutter.