This past month I spoke about the importance of being a conscious consumer in a few areas of life. I believe these thought processes can be applied to many different belief systems, political affiliations, cultures, races, classes, etc. I think if we all took some time to consider areas in our lives where we can be more aware of our consumption of material possessions, media and opinions, we can be a building block to a better world. If more people were concerned with their consumption, in all ways, then our economy, environment, and relationships could all see major improvements.
I have seen a positive increase in my mental health and wellbeing by switching my mentality away from consumerism. Focusing on simplicity and intentionality in more areas of life, has led to freedom of mind and heart to focus more on the things that matter and I want to consume my time and energy.
My ultimate goal with my life is to add value to the lives of those around me. With my business I try to add value to my customers’ lives through providing great products as well as sharing information through this blog, newsletters, and social media. In my personal life, I aim to add value to those around me by being open to listening to others, encouraging where I can, providing a safe space to be themselves and always trying to see people for who they really are: a person who is truly trying to do their best in life, even if I don’t agree with their methods of living.
When we soften our hearts to those around us, we stop seeing others as our enemies, but as someone who is trying to live their lives with the best interest in mind of themselves, their family, and friends. We do not have to agree with the way someone lives in order to have a shared respect for their humanity.
I hope these posts have given you something new to consider and possibly start putting into action. Know that, at the end of the day, the most important things in life are the connections we have with those around us. And remember that we cannot take any material possession with us to the grave. Care more about those around you, less about what you do and don’t have, and start thinking how being a conscious consumer in all areas of life can lead to a better life for yourself and those around you, near and far.
With Lots of Love,