Sure, I may not have succeeded 100% at not buying anything new. I did however take several items to consignment and donation, leaving me with less than I initially had even with those 3 items. A second method for reducing my waste and spending is to buy the majority of my items used. Although these items are still new to me, I am reducing my overall spending and the demand for new items to be produced.
It isn't about a radical lifestyle change, this resolution was about living more consciously, living with intent rather than frivolousness spending and contributing to an unsustainable lifestyle much of the developed world is accustomed too. I want to change the way I perceive things and look outside the lifestyle I have grown content with.
This resolution was about filling my life with memories and opportunities rather than things. I am going to continue to downsize and purge my closet of things I don't use; only spending on things that will actually add value to my life, rather than band-aid fixes for deeper issues.
Just because something didn't work the way you thought doesn't mean you have to stop trying it just means you need to look at it from a different perspective and find a new way of achieving your goals.
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