Question: Does your stuff define you? A lot? Even just a little?
This topic has been on my mind recently. Sometimes we become too busy to notice that our stuff is making up a BIG part of who we are. While this may not be true for everyone or every situation, it is important to understand how and why if it is. Are we hoarding items in hopes that it will turn us into a certain person? Give us a certain change or look? A different lifestyle?
Do other people associate us directly with our stuff? For example, if we are obsessed with makeup and clothes and make it a major part of our lives that people start to only notice and make comments about our makeup looks, new products, etc…are they really seeing the depth behind you? The bigger question is who are you if all of the material items were to be taken from you in a snap?
Sometimes with the more we have, the harder it is to see who we are deep down inside. The more clutter surrounding us, the harder it is to focus on simply ourselves. We feel we must keep up with the latest and greatest…in the run putting our own health and emotions aside.
Your qualities and characteristics as a person are so much more. So remembering that kindness to others, how you treat yourself, and knowing yourself as a person are more important than ultimately your hobbies and stuff. YOU ARE ENOUGH without all of those physical possessions. Now I’m not saying it is bad to be into hobbies and have your own thing that you love doing, but I feel like many people nowadays are forgetting that and relying on having stuff to define who they are.
Food for thought.