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Living on One Income // Eliminate Desires


This post is part of my Living on One Income series.

I tend to struggle with my desires.
I can safely say, Mark does as well.
We both have a lot of wants, and sometimes,
we struggle to determine if it is a want or a need.

Momma loves getting her hair done, and all the products that go along with that!
Sometimes, I feel like it is a true need.
I want to look nice for Mark and feel good about myself,
but is it worth going to the salon and spending oodles of cash every few months?
We have decided- No- it's not worth it right now.
So, I dyed my hair dark (no regrowth showing) and am letting it grow out.

So desires.
Let's talk about all the avenues that tempt our desires.

Pinterest-
 hello!!!  I end up wanting that outfit, that rug, that porch.   
I have to limit my time and exposure to pinterest and enjoy the beauty on the site, but not covet every pin I see.

Television-
Luckily, we haven't had TV for over a year, 
so it has drastically reduced the eye candy flying around our house.
My kids don't beg for the toys on the commercials,
and I don't end up wanting the latest handbag. 

Blogs-
I am a blogger.
I love the blogging community.
But, I have to keep myself in-check so I don't try to make my life
look like blogger XYZ's life.
I don't always wear the latest fashion or have my house decorated in a lovely way.
Again, like Pinterest, enjoy the beauty of it all, but don't lose focus on the goals you have set.

I have realized that true living comes from being content.
I receive satisfaction from impulse buys, but only for a short time.
There will always be another desire to fill the last desire.
Living without all the clutter is actually freeing. 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! I really need to cut back as well. I'm a stay at home mommy to three girls. I really enjoy your blog, congrats on your new baby!

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  2. Linking up from Casey Wiegand's blog...I really loved reading this post, going back to find/read the other parts of this series, and looking forward to more! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a great post! Thank you! I love this last part. I have realized that true living comes from being content.
    I receive satisfaction from impulse buys, but only for a short time. There will always be another desire to fill the last desire.
    Living without all the clutter is actually freeing. Love your blog. Following you now on Instagram and your blog. Follow me back too?

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