I would have to say yes. I've dramatically cut back on shopping. I was shopping because I "had nothing to do". But I'm finding I have time with the kids and I don't have to work and take away from the kids. I was really feeling guilty about that. I've been finding that I don't need alot of STUFF, but I do try to buy what I need and get the best for the buck. I also find if I spend alittle more on the better I'm spending less time, replacing it and just wasting time. I find I'm feeling better getting ahead, and having money in the bank. I'm happy to know that I have started my kids College fund, more then I can say about most pepole. I find I'm enjoying cooking and being with the kids more since I'm home with them instead of buying, and honestly I could not afford all the shopping I was doing.
Honestly too, the more when I was shopping, the more time I spent puttin away, storing, organizing and all that. Now I'm done at 8 Pm and take an hour for myself, exercising, facials, nails just for me and I feel great about it.
IN all reality, how much do we really need, we only have 2 feet, 10 fingers. I found we bought a bigger house and we're busting at the seems in 3300 square feet, but our old house was only 1100, and we were fine. And it was alot less to clean, heat, cool and decorate.
So YES I'm feeling 150% better spending less and enjoying life more!!!!
n my soapbox: