Do you find yourself struggling with having enough this or that? Do you compare yourself to what others have or trying to buy the next coolest video game for your kid? You don’t have to do any of things. Follow these 10 tips and know you are and have enough.
- Redefine enough
Sometimes it is in our way of thinking and that we need to have what others have. However, when you start speaking your truth you recognize you are enough is different and with a change of thought you have everything you need.
- Learn to say NO
There is nothing wrong with saying no. I think we got in the habit of saying yes to everything that we now struggle with having enough. It’s okay to say no to your children when the new video game comes out or your friends who want to go eat out.
- Spend time with people
Rather than going to the store and buying a new top or new converse shoes, go home and spend time with your family or plan to watch a movie with your friends at home. I find that I last watched a movie at a friend’s house, not only were our snacks cheaper but we enjoyed a drink or two at a much lower cost than going to an actual movie theater.
- Create Memories
Playing ball or going hiking with your spouse, friends or children is much more memorable that what you may spend on them. You can discover so much more when walking because you can have a conversation and what your family and friends will remember is that you were there.
- Stop comparing yourself
Here’s the truth, someone somewhere will always make more money than you. Someone will always have more than you. So, what? I don’t think life is about you measuring yourself against other people. Life is to live within your truth.
- Consider not buying in bulk
What? That doesn’t make sense! Sure, it does. When you buy greeting cards and are buying enough for more than one year, you just spent more money that you really needed to. Only buy what you need at any given time, not what you think you will need several months or years down the road.
- Say no to Credit Cards
Credit Cards have their purpose – they either build or ruin your credit. Once you use the card, you will have to pay it off but if you don’t have the funds to pay your credit card because you just needed to put food on the table with the cash you had – there goes your credit and you are building the house of debt. Just don’t use them. Have one with a zero-balance stuck in the freezer.
- Write it down
Write down what you want or need in life to live your authentic life. When you write them down, not only will you gain clarity on your dreams and goals, but you will manifest the thoughts that will help you make it happen. Your subconscious will work and bring you the ideas as you are ready.
- You are enough
It’s so simple. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Sometimes we get caught up in the thoughts and feelings of how others view us and we begin to be unhealthy in our actions. When we simply focus on ourselves and recognize that what other’s think really does not matter, then you will also realize you are and have enough.
- Know what makes you happy
Knowledge is power but having material things is not. Having material things only means we have a lot of stuff. True happiness, however, comes in many other forms such as seeing your child laugh, dancing to music that moves you, climbing the hills or jumping in the river.
Now go forth and find your happiness and know that you are enough.