Do you feel poorer every day?

We are more prosperous than ever yet people feel poorer and poorer. This is because consumer choice has increased beyond our parents' wildest dreams. Holiday destinations, wear-it-twice fashions, children's clothes, health spas, adventurous hobbies, lifestyle accessories.  The question you need to ask yourself is: Are your enriching your life or are you adding emotional clutter by always wanting more of these things?  

Like any addiction it leads to a state of never feeling satisfied.  We are so determined to have all these things that there is no room for just being anymore. Our lives have become a huge to-do and must-have list geared towards reaching an end goal.

But surely the goal should be to enjoy every day. When was the last time you spent a day just being? And I don't mean just watching television.  I mean watching the clouds go by, or enjoying the leisurely process of cooking a fantastic meal for yourself and your friends, or spending the day in bed with a great book. If you don't feel comfortable with not achieving something in a day like this then let me remind you that some of the world's best ideas and moments of intuition have happened in moments of relaxation. Even Archimedes had his Eureka moment in the bath!  Do less and reap the benefits.

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