Week 37’s Task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is to Shop Lift.
By now you realize I’m not actually asking you to SHOPLIFT…to steal something from a store!
This week’s task is to LIFT your awareness of how you SHOP.
Simplifying and minimalism is a very popular and has been for many years now. One of the tenets that surround this way of life, is consumerism.
Everyday we are bombarded with advertisements and information about things we SUPPOSEDLY need, will make our life better, will make us happy, and on and on.
Because of this, we start to believe we need so much and surround our self with things. We spend our money, often, with little forethought.
To live a simpler, less stressed, and happier life, put in simple terms, one needs to get rid of stuff and stop buying more stuff.
I have been simplifying my life for several years now….from how I eat, to what clothes I buy, to how I do tasks…and, I will say, my life is more peaceful and happier.
I did have to LIFT my awareness of how I SHOP. I continue to practice this task many times throughout the year.
The task is to NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR A WEEK.
Nothing other than food, and even then, aside from purchasing some fresh veggies and fruit, you might find you can live on what is in your freezer and pantry for a week .
If you find you still NEED an item after a week, by all means, purchase it…next week.
Try this for a week and notice what you experience, feel, and learn about your shopping habits.
Get your family on board and discussed what you learned from not purchasing something, wanting something and not getting it, waiting before you purchased something.
Cheering You on to a Whole Shop Lifted Heart,
The play on words here is so amusing! I often find myself stuck in the consumer lifestyle, buying more and more things to stuff into drawers and boxes so that later I can buy more drawers to fit more things! I’m drawn to the simplicity of minimalism, the peace in letting go of the insatiable need for clutter. I’m still learning. Still growing. But the journey itself is so wonderful, I try not to focus too much on the destination. I like this challenge and I’ll be putting it to practice for the next 7 days!
Thank you, Rose. I, too, relate to “buying more drawers”!! I applause your willingness to minimize and do this task!
Great post, Barb. Thank you for suggesting to keep life simple. Since my mantra was simple, sane and sacred three years ago, I have worked on this concept and find it extremely freeing. I am no master at this task, but like Rose said, it’s a journey, and I am so much more aware than I used to be. Thanks for the reminder.
Fuzzy Carole, Thank you! It certainly is a process and so enlightening. Blessings for your path to simple, sane and sacred.
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