I got this email into my inbox this week and decided to read it which is rare because I typically delete them. There are so many different things to read up on these days that it can seem simpler to delete all the outside advice around how I shouldbe living my best life and instead just live my life.
I have been guilty too many times in my life of focusing on what I can next buy or an activity I can do in order for me to feel excited/fulfilled/confident/more peaceful/less stressed/more connected etc. I think we live in a society that is always looking for the next fix for whatever our current emotional, mental or physical ailment is. It is not that this is always a bad thing, but it just rarely lives up to the expectation for longer than a few days. Even when we feel relatively happy in our life we look for new thingsto make us even happier.
None of this is to say it won’t sometimes help, but as this article speaks to, I think we will be more likely to find what we are looking for if we seek authentic connection to the deeper need instead of trying to find something outside of ourselves to purchase. Happiness comes from exploring the reasons behind your feelings of anxiety and discontentment and then working to resolve the root of them. Take a look at this article and see what you think. Can you relate? What are the things you often seek to purchase in hopes that it will be the fix?