7 Wonderful Ways to Appreciate What You Have ...

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Learning how to appreciate what you have can be a long and arduous process.

With teen glossies telling you to buy the trendiest (and most expensive) gear AND your fave ladies on TV walking around in a different pair of Manolos each episode, it can feel almost impossible to be thankful for all of the amazing things and people in your life.

But with these 7 easy tips, you’ll know how to appreciate what you have a bit more each day.

In this world of fast everything (fashion, food, you name it), stepping back to understand what’s really important is absolutely vital.

So what are you waiting for?

1. Give

One of the best ways to learn how to appreciate what you have is to give to those in need.

When I moved in with my partner this past winter, I donated many of my old things.

As she said to me, 'Would you rather let this stuff sit here untouched, or would you give them to someone who could really use them?' Needless to say, I took my stuffed animals/prom dresses/shoes to a local drop-off center.

I was pleasantly surprised by how good it felt to have fewer material possessions.

I could appreciate what I DID use more –and actually FIND my new clothing and makeup.

That’s what I’d call a win-win.

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