If dying of thirst in the desert, the craving for water is a need. If starving during a drought, the craving for food is a need. Suspect we all agree on that. However, the items on your bucket list, the car you crave, the urge to buy yet another coat when four hang in your closet are wants – craven wishes, not needs.
Here’s the dilemma to think about. Your bucket list wishes fulfilled, the car you buy, that unnecessary new coat provide jobs for others so their needs can be met. What to do? Here are some tips.
Emotional Fitness Training Tips
The more you have, the more spending can be an act of kindness, but best when spent generously and wisely.
Tip one: Do not exceed your means. The spend, spend mentality foisted on us by the ad people and the media leads too many into debt.
Tip two: Include fun and indulgences in your everyday budget of money and time. Lots of fun things are free. Small indulgences like that yummy chocolate bar and in reach of almost everyone’s budget.
Tip three: Make your charitable giving more than what you spend on fun and indulgences.
Tip four: The more you have, the less you need to buy at sales, thrift shops or to accept perks and gifts denied most others. The super rich do not need to trade in their cars, they need to give them to staff and others. Your vacation home need not sit idle for friends can be given the keys when you are not using it.
Tip five: Kindness given generously costs nothing and pays well.
Tip six: Remember what matters, not how much you have, but how much you give.
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This post was inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt Crave
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)