The recent shift in the U.S. and world economy has had a remarkable effect on the human psyche.
It's as if we got a re-boot in our thinking and could start fresh like our ancestors.
We have entered the era of essentializing. I thought of that term when I saw the cover of a recent "Real Simple" magazine touting the essentials.
We are now in mode to be realistic about what we NEED vs. what we WANT.
The over-shoppers are having a reality check.
The house-fillers are wondering how they ever got so full.
Even the wealthy aren't spending money as if it grows on trees any longer.
I dare you all to take a moment and write down the top 25 things in your hierarchy of needs (Beyond the physiological needs, safety needs, and love ) and to pause and notice all the other stuff that fills your life that does more harm than good.
My top 10 things I would hate to live without:
In no particular order
- Nose strips - so I can breathe
- Medicine - I hate feeling sick. I like to treat the symptoms even if virus will go away by itself.
- Sneakers - comfortable shoes
- Photo albums - I like to make them and view them
- Mac computer - to get work done and be creative
- Television - cheapest entertainment around
- The occasional dinner out - for a change of scenery
- Trips to the beach - It's where I re-energize
- My dog and cat - I like the company of friends who don't talk back (( That's my dog Sasha at the beach>>>))
- Enough free time to be creative, do art, write, think