Chris Folland here with a question for us – would you prefer to collect more moments or more things? ¹
I definitely started off life focusing on the ‘things’ side of the equation. I wanted things because I thought things would make me happy…surely that’s how it works, right?
Initially, there were cars, then motorbikes. Next up were houses and property investments, clothes, sports equipment and the list went on.
Over the last few years, it’s actually transitioned for me more into experiences.
How about you, what’s your preference?
I’ve realised that where I’m at these days is valuing more of an internal than an external place of happiness, and more about how I’m being on the inside rather than getting things on the outside.
Here’s an example – we recently bought a new Tesla. And sure, I was happy to be receiving it!
However here’s the thing. That kind of happiness doesn’t last forever. It’s not enduring happiness.
Whereas looking through photo albums and remembering trips and experiences, it’s a different type of happiness. Or closing my eyes, breathing deeply, being totally present in this moment, and feeling contentment inside – that’s a different place for me entirely.
The great part is that it’s up to you – it’s a personal thing. And as you now know, I didn’t feel this in such a conscious way at the start of my career. There’s been an enormous amount of personal growth, coaching, and mentoring for me along the way, and I’m sure plenty more to come!
If this resonates for you, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s #AlivewithFi – or you’re welcome to reach out with any questions or comments before then.
Have a fabulous week 🙂
¹Money’s right up there with oxygen, although it doesn’t buy everything. Check out this interesting article –
10 Reasons To Collect Moments Not Things
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.