This post is honestly embarrassing for me. I would like to say I’m above this but I’m not. The draw of consumerism is so strong in America I can’t seem to stay in control for very long. Not to mention all of the giveaways I’ve been doing and will continue to do….well on with the post.
I’ve talked about simplifying life, I’ve talked about cleaning out my house and trying to get rid of the clutter but at the same time I keep bringing stuff in… Why is it so hard to ignore the call of consumerism. We are able to convince ourselves that we ‘need’ this or that or that we will use it so that makes it ok, but is it really ok? Do I really need the embossing heat gun I bought last night? No, but I convinced myself I would use it on our up coming Christmas cards…humm I’m going to have to think about that one.
This is a great time of year to work on the buying less mentality, not only because Christmas is coming up and you don’t want to ruins someones gift for you by buying it yourself. But also by teaching your kids that the true meaning of Christmas isn’t gifts….
Once again I’m going to evaluate my priorities and see what I can cut out of life, what do I really need, what do I have enough of and what is just extra. Extra causes stress, it was so nice to clean out my basement closet this weekend and get rid of some things for craigslist, it was piece of mind, more money in savings and more storage space.