I saw this post this weekend via email through https://www.theminimalists.com/3030rule/ and had to share. The below is a great way in which to process the need of impulse buying and maintain a minimalist lifestyle. Having too much stresses me out so the idea below of a 30/30 Rule sounds pretty awesome. With this I trust in the Guidance of my Angels. We do not always need the fancy nick knacks, fancy gadgets, the pretty jewelry, etc… At the end of the day, it’s just stuff that you cannot take with you. But life and adventures stay with you forever and provide you with more peace and fulfillment than any physical item can.
“To stave off impulse, I created a rule that helps me avoid unnecessary purchases.
If something I want costs more than $30, I ask myself whether I can get by without it for the next 30 hours. Hence, “the 30/30 Rule.” (If it’s $100 or more, I tend to wait 30 days.)
This extra time helps me assess whether or not this new thing will add value to my life. Often, after deliberating, I recognize my life will be better without the new widget, so I forgo the purchase.
If I do acquire the new item, though, I feel better about the acquisition because I brought it into my life with intention, not in the impulse of the moment.”
Thank you to the Minimalist’s for sharing this post. It will be a huge help to others and myself.
Have an amazing week Angels!