This post is a little more serious than what I would usually post about, but it is something that has such a profound impact on our lives, that I feel compelled to ad my voice to the growing number of people who are trying to live a simpler life…
In a world engulfed by shops in every direction, selling everything you can imagine and a lot of objects you probably could never imagine, a lot of people are starting to feel the pressures of living a consumer based life. A life filled with earning and spending in a cycle that leaves us breathless and frantically trying to balance our finances at the end of the month (or the money as it is). It leaves you with the question of wants vs. needs. How much of what we spend on a daily base are truly because we need it and because it is essential to our existence as opposed to things we feel a need to have, purely based on what we are bombarded with in glossy magazines, catalogues, TV ad’s etc, etc, etc… you get the picture.
The point I want to get to is this:
I stumbled upon an article written by “ Megan” from Simplekids. (It is a wonderful website filled with articles on "uncomplicated parenting in a complicated world".)
The article focuses on resisting consumerism and gives some pointers on how to defend your life from being swallowed up by consumerism.
It really is a fantastic read and it's worth spending a few minutes on. You can find it here.
I am making it my goal to live with more substance and less stuff this year....