In his book ‘Goodbye, things’, the author Fumio Sasaki shares his feelings on why we continuously want new things. It’s simply a case of becoming dissatisfied with and used to what we have, despite, in many cases, the things we have now once being the objects of our desires. Essentially we become used to and take for granted the things we own; our jobs, our house, our car, or any other possession.
To overcome this we need to remind ourselves of the joy and satisfaction that we had when we first acquired what we possess, such as remembering the phone call that let you know that you had won the new job, or the feeling you had when you first drove your new car. This looking back appreciation can remind us that we already have many fabulous things and we don’t need to have the upgrade or current object of desire. #mentalhealth #mindfulness #happiness #living #motivation