Discriminating Between Need and Desire

December 13, 2010
No matter what time of year, you can better balance your budget (and your time) if you are clear that what you are buying (or doing) is something you really need to buy (or do), rather than something you can easily live without. That is especially true at holiday time.

Stress-free Suggestion Number Four

If you haven’t read the introduction to this series of suggestions for a guilt-free, stress-free holiday, read Talking Back to the Voice of Unhealthy Guilt.

Then write the following on a piece of paper and put it where you can see it throughout the day:

My needs are met to the best of my ability because I discriminate between my needs and desires and the needs and desires of others.

Ask Yourself: If you put this affirmation into practice, how would that affect your relationships?

See explanation on the left

This guy with the time of 8:49 pm on his tongue comes from the website Human Clock and was selected for the time that the post was put online. Actually, it slightly off because I had to put the screen shot into Fireworks (my photo program) and then upload to the site and then type this. But the time comes close enough.

Decided it would give me a nice way to have a graphic without spending a lot of time designing my own. (Remember, I am determined to not have any more stress this holiday than I have to.) If you’ve never been to that site, you may want to check it out. There are some outrageous and clever ways to display the time.

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