Sunday, March 29, 2020

from Survive to Thrive: Week 21

Welcome to from Survive to Thrive: Week 21.

Things continue to feel strange in our new world of social distancing, but I'm continuing to work on my happiness project and on cultivating gratitude.

Let's review my week...

Questions to Ask Before Making a Purchase

  1. What will I do with it?
  2. Do I already have something that can do the job or something similar?
  3. How often will I use it?
  4. Where will I store it?
  5. Is this a need or a want? 
    • Do I really need it?
    • Do I really want it?
  6. Can I borrow it?
  7. Have I done enough research on price and quality?
    • Is there an online coupon or discount?
    • Am I just buying it because it's on sale?
  8. Can I make it myself?
  9. Can I delay the purchase?
  10. Is this a good use of my money?
  11. Is this for the person I am or the person I want to be?
  12. Is this an impulse buy?
  13. Have I tried it on/tested it?
  14. Will this become clutter in the future?
    • Will I still want this in the next week / month / year?
  15. What is the end plan for this?
    • Will I pass it on to friends / donate / sell?
    • Can it be repaired?
    • Is it recyclable? 
    • Will it end up in a landfill?
  16. What do I gain by buying this / why do I want to buy it?
  17. Is there something else that can bring me joy?

Sunday, March 22, 2020

from Survive to Thrive: Week 20

Welcome to from Survive to Thrive: Week 20.

This has been a strange week as we adjust to the uncertainty surrounding our new normal in the face of COVID-19. I focused on staying healthy and identifying things that make me feel happy.

Let's review my week...