Let's face it,,stuffcan take over your life pretty easily,making indulgence a bit too convenient.也许你会发现你买的是你不需要的东西——目标市场的美元通道，anyone?!在你意识到之前，你有比你知道的更多的事情要做！!
过度消费是为了填补空虚：无聊，sadness,stress. In a time when over consumption is rampant,I thought today we could share a few tips on how to release yourself from that cycle of overconsumption,and how to cut the clutter that is already there.
Find out why you over indulge.
花些时间思考或思考你为什么过度沉迷。What emotion are you not trying to feel?What is the purpose for your over-consumption??
One of the best ways to regain control is to create a fresh start.Cleaning out your existing clutter is the first step.If you're overindulging in junk food,清理橱柜。If you're over-consuming on a particular type of food or beverage,get it out of your home.Take anything that's unopened to your local homeless shelter.
如果你有财产，摆脱你不需要的东西。Consider using the three basket approach.保持，投掷，donate.你家里的每一件物品都可以归入其中一类。If you'd like,create a fourth basket for items you can sell.
Create a place for everything in your home.
确保一切都有地方。这并不意味着要把它塞进壁橱里。If it's important enough to keep then it needs to have a proper place.Label,organize and display.
Don't buy something unless you are giving something away or it has a specific purpose.
Become aware of your consumption.For example,if you're out to eat and you have a habit of over consumption,be aware of this.Choose your meal carefully.只限于你需要的。这一步可能是最困难的。这需要有意识的决策。Ask yourself,"我需要这个吗？"和”我为什么需要这个？before each meal,purchase or drink.
Budgeting helps you stay on top of consumption.It requires you to create a spending category for everything.This includes meals out,groceries,娱乐和购物。Budgeting requires you to think through each purchase you make.It forces you to make a conscious decision.大多数过度消费并非基于有意识的决策技能。
When you spend your time giving back to others,you stop thinking so much 必威88about what you don't have.Volunteer where your strengths,技能和兴趣最适合。当你专注于回馈世界时，you'll be too busy to consume.You'll also feel great 必威88about yourself.Gratitude is one of the best cures for over consumption.