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You Shouldn't Buy Anything To Drastically Improve Your Life: Here's Why.
Feeling low? Think a new purchase is the answer to drastically improve your life? Buying something has never been the answer for me. What you need to drastically improve your life is free. You don't need to buy a damn thing. Purchasing is good for the economy, but it's not what you need.

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Improve your life

To drastically improve your life, you do not need to purchase anything. You also don't need to work harder so you can buy that one thing that would significantly change your life.

Drastic cha...

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Spend time with your family

Family puts things in perspective. Spending time with family helps you see what's important. It is a crucial first step to changing your life.

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A clear head

A clear head is more important to change your life than a new purchase.

Go to a park that’s far away, so you can sit and contemplate life. Go to one with a spectacular view. These are the pla...

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Take a week off

This tip is free assuming you use your annual leave.

Take a week off and create a space where you can do more thinking and reflection to bring about the drastic change. Reading, me...

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Write down what you’ve achieved

It can feel at times like you've accomplished nothing until you take the time to write down what you've achieved.

When you look back over a year, you will notice that you've done some remarka...

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Make a new friend

Making a new friend normally means putting yourself in a different environment. 

Attend a public speaking event, attend a business event or go to a sporting event. Say hello a...

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