Started to write a post yesterday and soon realised I was not in the right frame of mind so decided to take a lesson from the Spanish people and realised that tomorrow would be a better day and they are right!
I’ve been spending time trying to make the apartment look a bit more like home and getting things in that I feel I need, such as pint pot glasses for when you need a longer more cooling drink.
So out round the shops I went. Its amazing over here, there are so many shops that have chinese imports that you can buy anything you want in them at rock bottom prices. I mean they really are cheap and then there is the local Domti store. It seemed to be a hidden secret amongst the British ex-pats. It’s a store that sells Spanish goods at low prices too. That way you feel you are supporting Spain’s economy whilst getting a good deal.
I’ve bought air fresheners, plates, loads of UK to European plug adaptors and I’ve even bought Spanish plugs and after a lesson from my man, I can change a plug here too!
The thing with all of this was I began thinking not about easy consumerism which is as prevalent here as it is in the UK but about abundance!
Whats the connection you may ask? Well if I am buying all my stuff from cheap shops what am I telling the universe? We have over 80,000 thoughts a day and about 80% of those are negative. So if I am constantly buying cheap stuff from cheap shops am I telling the universe that money is tight, that I have not got enough money, that I have a belief that I don’t deserve to have money. Or is there actually more to believing in abundance than your physical actions. I’ve decided that there is much more and that even though I am being wise with my money, I mean who wants to spend hundreds of pounds buying a chair that will have no value to you in a year when one for less than 20 Euro does a wonderful job for you. It makes the room look more modern, lighter and does a great job of keeping the clothes off the floor at the end of the day.
I have decided that there is more than one way to look at this situation, as I suppose there is with the whole of life
I could just focus on money being tight and live my life in fear of not having enough money. Now by doing that I get to live a life of misery. I am focusing on the negative and listening to those 80% of thoughts that go through your head each day. They are so persuasive and easy to listen to……
I could choose to look at life and money and my choice of the shops I go to as an opportunity, an adventure, a chance to put simple ideas to the test. I will accept that the universe has given me this opportunity to play with my money and ideas that I can have success in this adventure and its on my terms and the universe is helping me.
‘There is only one success…..to be able to spend your life in your own way’
I’m going to stop every time a negative thought happens and accept that I am living life my own way and enjoy the abundance that brings to me.
That’s a great way of looking at life. I think it’s the way you feel about buying cheap goods that counts. More money left to spend on important things!
thanks for the comment.
I agree its great to have more money to spend on important things. Its also taught me that even if something appeared negative there is a way to work with your mind and remind yourself of all the positives we have in life to.