I’ve found that focusing on having one good thing of each thing makes me happier and my life easier, plus it’s better for the environment.
Take a pen for example. It’s easy to have lots of various, cheap, disposable pens lying around and be constantly losing/finding them as you don’t really care about them as you’ve just picked them up at a conference and can easily get more.
But imagine if you had just one good pen. You’ll notice how suddenly you care about that pen. You won’t lose it as it’s your only pen, and it’ll be much more pleasant to have a good pen that you know will always work for you and is nice to write with.
The same applies to other things in your life:
- one good pair of shoes for walking;
- one good pair of sunglasses for seeing;
- one good razor for shaving;
- one good suitcase for travelling; and
- one good teapot for brewing.
It’s all too easy to continue to accumulate cheap, disposable crap in this day and age, and it can be sometimes hard to justify $30 or $50 on a pen (when you buy a box of cheap biros for a few dollars), but it’s definitely better in the long run 😊