This question is so important because most of us walk around with some degree of dissatisfaction in our lives. Whether it’s a successful career, a relationship, or more money that we’re craving, we always wind up thinking: “If only I had this or that…”
Speaking from a place of privilege as a middle-class woman with a reliable source of income, a steady relationship, a beautiful cat, and several gadgets I love, sometimes I still feel like my life is lacking. I want more out of it. I guess desire is human nature, but there has to be a limit as to what we crave.
What is the root cause of your dissatisfaction?
Is your current job unfulfilling? Are you envious that your peers are getting engaged or married? Are you worried about your social status so you want more money?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to dream big. But when you’re always feeling like a failure, you have to take a step back and reevaluate why you’re wanting the things you’re wanting
Are you practicing gratitude?
This is the simplest, most obvious solution to the dilemma of wanting more, more, more. I guess that’s why I like the philosophy behind the KonMari method: it emphasizes what you have, not what you don’t.
It’s never a bad idea to stop and take stock of what makes you rich: maybe it’s your kids’ laughter, or your pet cat purring in your lap, or even just the fact that you live to see the sun rise once more.