A great excerpt from Jared Matthew Kessler:
- Own less so it won’t own you. I do this only using cash, living on a budget and living 100% debt free.
- Empty yourself. Go through your closets. Get rid of everything you haven’t used in a year or more (donate it to a local charity or if you need some extra cash, sell it).
- Don’t commute. Any of the jobs I’ve worked I couldn’t commute more than 30 minutes. For me, the money wasn’t worth the stress or hassle of being away from those I loved more than I needed to.
- Smile while you talk. I learned this from a friend of a friend – and talk about hard work. It is at first, but you start to become good at it and the rest of the family will love you for it.
Read the full article, Simple Versus Complex Happiness on Zenfamilyhabits.net