Now when I am looking back I am quite happy that I didn't have that much money to spend when I lived in the UK. Obviously it was hard at times in order to be able to pay the rent, bills and have grocery to last for the month. There were days when I had to live on a bowl of rice for a few days. I never had any money over to go out and hang out with my friends, which made me feel quite lonely most of the times. Everything was so expensive in the UK. To live on a minimum wage (£7.20 an hour).
But now I am quite thankful for it as I do not waste money like I used to do before. Maybe my minimalist mindset takes part of that as well. Every single time I walk in to a store I always asks myself, will this item bring me any joy or purpose to my life? Do I really need it? Usually its a no and I put it back where it was.
This is something I will continue to carry with me into the new year and hopefully for the rest of my life.