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