I don’t own a TV or a PVR. I don’t watch situation comedies or dreary news commentaries. I don’t listen to Top 40 Radio. I still use old kitchen utensils and appliances handed down from my parents. I don’t buy clothes very often. A lot of my clothes are years and years old. I cook all the time. I don’t eat out much.

I am intentionally cut off from the mainstream world. My life is simple and happy. I’ve lived this way long before the ‘lowsumerism’ trend began a while ago. I made a decision a long time ago to simplify my life, and purge the things I don’t need. Clothes, expensive shoes, gym memberships, media subscriptions, aesthetics, etc….I cut all of these out of my life.

As a result, I’m happy and I feel free from the chains of consumerism that drag most of us down. In these times of financial uncertainty, we need to ensure that our state of mind remains strong and unfettered by distractions and consumer longing.

Try it. You’ll be amazed at how you feel.