have more, bigger, faster. Social media
does not help in this regard, when we see what everyone else seemingly has,
without the context of what is going on in the background.
to find peace with where I am right now.
It is incredibly difficult to practice contentment, especially if you
have some big goals that you are trying to work on.
dreaming and making goals to grow in different areas of your life. What it does mean is that you should be
content with where you are right now, even while working towards new things.
talked about how the goal is to be debt free, but for some of us that is going
to be an incredibly long journey. We
cannot go down the path of discontentment just because it is going to take a
long time to reach our goal.
Instead we ought to think about our current place, and be grateful for what we
have right now.
practicing gratitude. Practice gratitude
not only for the big accomplishments, but also for those small, everyday wins
that we often overlook.
Voskamp. It was the first time I had
thought about practicing gratitude in the everyday, and not only for the big
amazing what writing down a few things at the end of each day you are grateful
for will do for your heart and mind. On
the days that are difficult, it will be hard to do this, and you obviously can
skip days. On the days that are
difficult, this is a perfect reflection for the evening. Nothing improves my mood more than looking
back on my gratitude journal and seeing items that I was grateful for last
week, last month, last year, or several years ago.
to cultivate simplicity in your life. You
can look at all that you have in front of you, and realize how blessed you
truly are. Look at all those little
moments and see how they add up quickly.
practice contentment with a gratitude journal?
Find the entire 31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity series here.