This "stress awareness month" is the perfect month to be reading such a book, since I believe a lot of my stress comes from the excessive amount of stuff in my life.
And, yes, I did get this ebook free from said email. Ahem.
"Instead of chasing enough, you have to define it." (John Acuff)
I have been wrestling with this notion of "enough" and what it looks like for me and my family. It is a surprisingly difficult to define. For awhile I was working towards less. I thought less = better, and a lot of times that may be the case, but that is not always the case. How much "less" is sufficient anyway? See the problem? I think in many areas of our life a specific and measurable definition is needed.
Where do I begin?? Well, at some point this week I realized that all our drawers were full of clothes and our two laundry hampers were also filled and starting to pile high and take on the form of Mt. Washmore. In my opinion, this is just ridiculous. If our hampers are full then our drawers should be empty, or vice versa. Yes, our clothing collection is out of hand - and after reading the chapter "Enough Clothing" this seemed like the perfect area to practice defining enough and to find a tangible way to embrace that definition.
Also? I am learning that too much laundry is a rich person's problem.
Also? I learned some stats that really surprised me. For example -
If you make $30,000 annual income - you are in the top 7.16% richest people in the world
If you make $50,000 annual income - you are in the top 0.98% richest people in the world
If you make $100,000 annual income - you are in the top .66% richest people in the world
Talk about perspective change! I had no idea I was rich.
So, back to the laundry situation - what did I define as "Enough Clothing"? I am still working on it! But I am excited about the changes already made and I feel the stress lifting! I will be posting details about this soon. In the meantime, tell me what is stressing you out? How do you define "enough"?