We all have those things that we say we "can't live without." Some of those things are valid: you can't live without food, air, or water. Everything else, however, just makes life easier.
We could argue about other things that you "literally" can't live without, but what really needs to be talked about is the things we only think we need. The things that other people live without everyday.
Yesterday I had to rethink my necessities for The Action Challenge and it wasn't that hard to come up with what I needed to let go of.
Here's what I wrote in my journal:
At the beginning of the day, I was feeling really good. I've given up coffee before, what's one day? I was also wearing a baggy flannel shirt, so how different could it possibly be?
Here's another journal entry from later in the day:
That night, I went to sleep at 9 o'clock because my head hurt so bad I couldn't function. I'd love to tell you how not wearing a bra felt the rest of the day, but my head hurt too much to notice. I know I don't need coffee to survive, but for now I need it to get through the day.
There are so many things that we think we need: internet, cars, cell phones, etc. It's so easy to forget the people that don;t even know those things exist. It's so easy to forget that there was a time when none of that stuff was even a thought in people's heads.
We all have our vices, but are they worth having if they're taking over your soul?
P.S. It's not too late to sign up for The Action Challenge.