Recognize How Little You Actually Need
to be Truly Happy

“It is the heart that makes a man rich.
He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”

Ever notice how the people who have the least in terms of material possessions, are often the happiest? A simpler life is a lot less stress to maintain. There’s nothing inherently wrong with having stuff that you value. But often, maintaining a lot (especially if it doesn’t particularly bring you incredible joy) can be burdensome.

Think back to that time in your life when you owned the least, or when your life was simplest. Gauge your level of peace of mind and overall happiness on a scale of one to ten.

Then, think of the time when you had the most possessions, or the most going on in your life. Gauge your level of peace of mind and overall happiness on a scale of one to ten.

Compare the two. Which scored higher?

There are many, many things that most people value without really acknowledging it directly: time, relationships, family and friends. The intangibles. Consider what you really, really need to be happy.

That’s what matters. Focus on keeping those close to your heart.

 

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