|There's currently a lull between blooms in my garden. |
Only the ixiolirion pallasii are in bloom now.
Step 6: Valuing Your Life Energy: Minimizing Spending
Step six is something that it sounds like the participants of this book club have already been working on, and some have them down to a science. This step advises us to lower monthly expenses by valuing life energy and increasing consciousness in spending. Choose quality of life over standard of living.
Chapter six is filled with advice on using your life energy wisely. Again, the included tips are probably old news to anyone reading this blog, but even so it's always good to read a reminder, right?
Ways to Save Money
- Don't go shopping
- Live within your means
- Take care of what you have
- Wear it out
- Do it yourself
- Anticipate your needs
- Research value, quality, durability, multiple use and price
- Buy it for less
- Meet your needs differently
- Follow the nine steps of the YMOYL program
Both the Financial Integrity Guide and YMOYL have more tips, but this one in the guide is worth repeating: "Do NOT approach this like a diet, depriving yourself of what brings you joy or satisfaction." Wise words, although I would add that it's worth it to try something new first. Often I find that things I thought I wasn't willing to live without at first, weren't such a big deal once I broke the old habit.
Do you learn any new tips in this chapter? Have any of your own to add?