how do you find balance in your life?
determining what to do with your time, your money, your resources, your emotions?
lately, i’ve been struggling with wanting to go out and get a cheap bite to eat just about every day right around lunch time. i (usually) finally convince myself that i will be happier with myself and my pocket book if i just eat the lunch that i packed and brought from home – and most of the time i am happier because my bank account is that much healthier after the debit card was not used.
but then i realize my struggle with finances – i understand the importance of saving for a rainy day, but you can’t just keep stockpiling money just for the sake of doing so. i feel that even though i don’t spend a few bucks to get a cheap meal i just keep allowing the money in my personal account to accrue with no real reason in doing so.
with all of the money in the account, i start to daydream about stuff – things that i would like to own. but then i remember that what i truly want to do it simplify – that the last thing i want is more stuff to clutter up my life, no matter how much ease the product’s manufacturer promises me if i just buy their product.
i want to learn how to balance everything in my life – my need for going out to eat, my need for owning stuff, my emotional state of mind (not to mention my physical well-being), and for maintaining a savings account without mindlessly stockpiling. but how?
what tricks have you learned that help you keep yourself balanced?