Learning to be mindful of your consumption starts with understanding when you are consuming and when you are creating. By understanding this, you can set goals to help focus on what matters most.
Why Medium got me back to writing. How they made writing fun and exciting by putting the focus on the most important part - writing.
Spending money and time on what's new can harm your mental health and your wallet. Try resetting yourself to avoid novelty.
A stoic technique for increasing gratitude used by Seneca was to set aside days to "experience" poverty. How could this technique change impact outlook?
A technique for delayed gratification and giving yourself permission to make purchasing decisions only after you have given them enough thought.
You can structure your life to make fewer decisions. Mark Zuckerburg and many others have learned by reducing decisions, they're more creative.
When, why and how you declutter and manage your possessions is a personal choice. Here is my personal mindset and reason for pursuing minimalism.