It is possible to live and feel happy to have enough, however, we have not been educated to achieve it so easily, especially today, where the imposition of consumerism presents us with a one-way journey towards having more and more.

What if we all just decided to accept the fact that we have enough? What if we start resisting the temptation of consumerism and instead start being content with what we have? How could this shift in thinking transform our lives?

This transformation cannot be had overnight. It is a journey, not a destination. It requires a continuous and intentional way of life. It is a daily renewal of mind.

10 ways to live happily with enough

These are some practical changes that we can begin to implement in our day to day. Try even if it is only for a few days, you may be surprised how much you can enjoy enough.

1. Redefining our understanding of enough

Redefine your needs.
If we have $ 20 in our pocket, food in the refrigerator, clothes on, a roof and a place to sleep, we are richer than 75% of the people in the world.

2. Save money

Save more than you spend.
Cut off credit cards, or at least keep them for a while, and stop taking on debt.

3. Disconnect

Choose a specific day or time to disconnect.
Let yourself be inspired by writers like the typical ones of a disconnected Sunday.

4. Create your own entertainment

Get on with the theme of disconnecting and turn off the TV!
Stop wasting money on super expensive entertainment, travel, and / or recreational activities. Get outside and enjoy what has been freely given to us in nature.

5. Just say NO

Having enough often means that we are going to make decisions that are not accepted by the masses. We may have to tell our children “no”, we may have to tell our friends and family no, too.

6. Stop trying to adapt to others

This is the brutal truth, there will always be someone who makes more money than you. And what’s more, there will always be someone who has more things than you. But who cares? Stop trying to adapt to others. You are a unique individual, with incredible talent, all in your own right.

7. Give priority to people

I quit my job 6 months ago. You know why? It wasn’t for the financial sense. It was because I realized that all my children wanted was me. They do not care about the things that he was able to buy. I realized that they are there for me so little time and then they will leave. Sure we spend a lot less (I mean thousands less) and we have a lot less than before, but I’ve never been happier.

8. Be happy with you

Over the years, as I have already matured and grown in my own skin, I am beginning to develop the ability to be content. I no longer need high-end corporate food, brand name clothing, or mountains of money to define me. Enough only looks different when I’m happy with myself.

9. Eat real, nutritious food

Eating is, in addition to a necessity, a commitment to our health, which is why it is important to eat consciously and give our body what it needs.

  • Eat at home.
  • Begins to eat less than one box.
  • Learn what grows seasonally in your place and eat it.
  • Grow as much of your own food as possible. Don’t let the size of your patio limit you!

10. Show gratitude

Thanks. Make a list of all the things you are thankful for. Put it in a high-traffic area of ​​your home. Accept it!

In order to begin the journey, we must find ways to take our family aside. Gather everyone together and openly discuss the things on this list with them. Challenge spending this season.

Just think how wonderful it will be when you have gained control of your life. Start applying some changes. If it doesn’t work, all is well, baby steps.
So now I ask you. What would you do differently if you thought you had enough?

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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