Leave it! 

I’ve been pondering how very many things I WANT – don’t need, just want.

While I think it’s important that life if full of beautiful unnecessary things to be enriched, I can see the practical side of leaving some things in the shop to be enjoyed by someone else (great positive re-framing there!). Not only is this good for my impulse control practice, but is also a great money saving technique.

I’m working on trying to consider what I will do with an item, what other things I could use that money for, what I will feel if I leave it for someone else… it’s a bit mindfulness and a bit frugal. It feels more of a choice than a strict budget imposed from someone mean – I’ll let you know how it goes…

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2 Comments on “Leave it! ”

  1. That’s a great idea, to think of the other person who would be thrilled to get that item. Whenever I see something interesting and don’t buy it, I also feel good about how much it has simplified by life to not make that purchase. I’ll never have to dust it or repair it. I’ll have a little extra space in my home. And someday in the future when I’m no longer interested in it, I won’t have to worry about how to dispose of it responsibly. There are so many reasons to surround yourself with only the things that you truly need or love. 🙂

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