Here we are. Last year (unbeknownst to me how applicable this would be), I made it a goal to buy less. Why, you ask? Well, it's pretty simple logic. There's a concept of SANTOSHA in yoga that means satisfaction. It's one I have been playing with my whole life to be honest. The desire to be grateful for what I have, and not live in excess. This is how it manifests for me at least, or how I want it to manifest in my life.
I definitely thought that living in excess would make me happy. I am absolutely and most definitely a lover of fashion, shoes, jewelry, etc. Call me a girly-girl, shopaholic, whatever. But y'all, I always kept coming back to SANTOSHA. What is driving this desire to just have things and stuff and accumulate? And then, it was getting to a point where I couldn't fit things in my closet. Or if I could, it just looked messy. And it was driving me insane. This truly became my tipping point.
What happened: a chronological order.
There's still some areas that have been a little harder to un-clutter. I'm still a sucker for good office supplies and kitchen supplies, but let's take it one step at a time, right?!
I hope this post inspires you to not fall into the traps of consumer culture. You are not any less cool because you don't have the latest "trendy" thing. But it is liberating to not feel trapped by consumerism. There is a freedom in buying things because you feel really great about it and it excites you.
Here are a few things that have helped me along the way:
So here's my update for all my internet friends!
much love my friends