So the zombie apocalypse happened and now you miss all the stuff you used to have. You miss the 5 Tv´s and the 4 computers and the tons of CD´s and the 3 cars. Why not start to change your “possession obsession” BEFORE you are forced to live with very little. This approach will make the transition considerably more tolerable. Remember that “More” is not necessarily “Better”

It is amazing how many things we have that we never use. It is even more amazing how much that stuff might be worth if we sell it though craigslist or eBay.

Living with less frees your spirit and makes you more flexible. It is also a projection of your self confidence. You start living more in the moment. There is nothing wrong with plans, goals and objectives. But there is a liberating feeling when you know that no matter what life throws at you, you will be able to handle it. So keeping your stock of “just in case” useless items to a minimum, you will make a statement to yourself that no event will be too big to handle. Try to keep things that have more than one use. Get rid of those items that are designed for a single superfluous use (like that exercise machine turned clothes hanger cluttering your room)

A good easy way to start de-cluttering your office or home is to compartmentalize your simplification initiative. Work your way room by room or area by area. Put aside the items that you think you won’t use and put them in a container. If you did not use any of them during the following 3 months, you can safely get rid of them. This includes some of those items that hold “sentimental” value. Be aware that most of them are just JUNK!

Keep in mind that if you are a “Prepper”, this initiative does not apply to your safety food stock. This philosophy relates more to the myriad of useless junk we never use but feel good about keeping. Imagine how much space you will save by ripping your 1,000 CD collection and storing all that music in your mp3 Player. You will find yourself listening to your favorite music more once is readily available electronically.

A fantastic definition of wealth that I heard somewhere goes something like this: “Wealth is the difference between what you have and what you need”. Needing fewer things in your life, will definitely make you wealthier.

Cheers!

Augusten

Advertisements