Live more, want less.
Instead of placing your well-being on external things, try to be present and live fully in the moment. Throw yourself into life despite not having all the you want. Meaning and purpose don’t come from things. They are the byproduct of experiences and living life to the fullest.
I’m sure you’ve met someone whom, even with a big television, custom built house, and new car, is still unfulfilled with life. They’re seeking meaning and purpose externally in material things, and the more they get, the more they want. We become habituated and disinterested in our once new possessions, and they lose their luster. It becomes a never ending cycle.
When it comes to “stuff” and a meaningful life maybe less can give us more. As Joshua Fields Millburn said in his article on The Minimalists, “It was C.S. Lewis who, 50 years ago, eloquently said, ‘Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.’ In today’s material world, a world of fear-fueled clinging, his words seem more apropos than ever.”