My attitude towards spending is basically one of "need vs want". Now that is not to say that I never buy something that is not a necessity, but generally, I will wait awhile before purchasing that item I "want" to make sure it is something I really want(and will use), rather than something that simply caught my interest at the time. And I don't carry the "need vs want" attitude to the extent that I deprive my family of the things they enjoy. A lifestyle based on being frugal and living simply helps me fully appreciate what I have--instead of always wanting something I don't have.
Sushah, it is challenging, especially now that society is pushing consumerism, saying that if you own more and do more and keep piling your plate up, you are a more successful person! I think resorting to a simple lifestyle has opened up a lot of new paths for me...
I find that striving to live a lifestyle based on frugality and simplicity is both challenging and very rewarding. Making the most of what I have, appreciating the moment, and relying on my own abilities instead of constant reliance on the "quick convenient" options are only some of the things that have become a permanent part of my lifestyle.
This is exactly the type of lifestyle I love to live! Simplicity makes life so full of the important things. I'm brand-spanking new to this, and am loving it already, glad to be a part of your team! good luck to everyone!
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