Rising rates of depression and anxiety. Politicians telling lies and undermining the free press. Unprecedented levels of consumer waste and pollution. People freezing to death in winter. I’m not talking about some far-flung failed state. These points could describe the UK, US, China, and – frankly – probably any developed country in the world. If this is […]
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What are ‘Enough Questions’?
We’d all love to find answers. But then, most of the time, we find answers that don’t work for us. “It said to meditate every day but it just doesn’t work with my five kids and two dogs!” “I read that if I ate six small meals a day, I’d lose weight, but I didn’t!” […]
How being forced to live with less changed my life
“Yeah, it’s a great property,” said my brother, Tim. “You know, as a starter home.” I looked at the two-bedroom house and garden I’d recently bought in Manchester and thought, “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” I was in my late twenties, a first-time buyer, and this was a first step on the property ladder. A […]
What do billionaires and hoarders have in common?
Hoarding can be defined as “excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.” The TV show ‘Hoarders’ shows this in all its horrific glory – quantities of things that people will never be able to use, with reasons for holding on to them that defy logical explanation. These look like tragic cases because they […]
The ‘Enough Mindset’: What is it?
An ‘Enough Mindset’ is about understanding what ‘enough’ of something is for us, so we can know when we’ve reached our goals, concentrate on contentment, and put a stop to our endless quest for ‘something more’. An Enough Mindset can be applied in all areas of life: Do I need to up my salary, or […]
Can perfectionism be selfish?
The chef who puts everything into your dinner, but by the time it’s ready you’ve already given up and left. The website that really encapsulates what you stand for, but took a year longer and ran over budget. The builder who does an amazing job, but finishes six months late. Perfectionists have a narrative. A […]
It’s not half empty. It’s not half full. It’s just full. Full of things we need for life. Maybe sometimes we just need to look again at what’s in front of us. Image modified from this video.
Finding your ‘enough’
e·nough/iˈnəf/ determiner & pronoun as much or as many as required We often think of ‘enough’ as being something objective. You either have enough, or you don’t. And yet – Enough money to you might be way more than enough for someone else. The same amount of money might be nowhere near what another considers […]