Enough Already! & Being Grateful

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Sidra Ansari

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  1. Hit the mark Sidra again!!
    I actually do a lot of online shopping now and it really is easier to budget because I end up adding things to the cart and removing them just before checkout or (save for later!)
    Which is a little more easier(less embarrassing) than when you’re physically in a shop 🤭

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    • Yes, online supermarket shopping is brilliant in that way. I always end up spending less and feel I’m more mindful with my purchases too.
      I think that one of the problems with online shopping is the immediate availability of goods and the gratification of instant shopping, whatever the time, whatever the weather! Especially things like the one-click (Amazon) spontaneous purchases. Thank goodness for free returns!

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  2. I’m not positive where you’re getting your information, however good topic. I needs to spend a while studying much more or working out more. Thanks for excellent information I used to be searching for this information for my mission.

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    • The book ‘Enough’ by John Naish is a good start. My faith, Islam, has the same perspective. (I don’t want to get political here but Islam is very much misrepresented in this day and age!)

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  3. You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I might by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very huge for me. I am having a look forward for your next post, I’ll attempt to get the dangle of it!

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    • Thank you for your comment Alex! I think the idea is to appreciate what we already have so that we’re not always wanting more ‘things’. To be better in life is to try to be more grateful, more hopeful, more kind, give more of yourself instead of collecting material things. Does that make sense to you?

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  4. Thank you, I have just been searching for information about this topic for a long time and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain about the source?

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    • Hi Fran! Thank you for your comment and feedback. I’m happy that you’ve finally found something that you’ve been searching for in my posts :-).
      If you mean am I sure about the source being the John Naish book, then the answer is absolutely! Why don’t you have a read and let me know what you think.

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  5. I do consider all of the concepts you’ve offered on your post. They are really convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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    • Thanks for your comment Dianna! At the moment, I am trying to give you ‘food for thought’ and I hope my ‘short’ articles give people something to think about without being too wordy and long. The books I mention in the posts are a good starting point should you wish to read more on the topics I have covered. Do let me know if there are any specific ideas you’d like me to expand on.

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  6. really agree with you! I read this book called the life changing magic of tidying up which had a great effect on me because it makes you get rid of all the stuff you have that doesn’t bring you joy, and when you realise how much stuff you buy that doesn’t bring you joy, you hesitate before buying new stuff! Like you say there’s nothing wrong with buying things but we need to separate spending for the sake of spending or accumulation, to spending on something we need. alhamdoulilah our religion also teaches us this!

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    • Yes it does! And that book sounds fab. Let’s use that philosophy on our journey to ‘enoughism’- if it doesn’t bring us joy, let’s give to charity/recycle/throw it away! Thanks for that Sarah!

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