Re: I'm thinking about a lot more than this
I quit IT 5 years ago aged 45, after completely losing the plot. Being on call every other week (including bank Holidays), work varying from utter boredom to unbelievable stresses piled on top of home life issues took a toll do bad it led to suicidal thoughts and being on antidepressants for 2 years.
So I walked out after not being able to face going in. I applyed for the first job that needed no experience.
I gave up the pointless shit you buy when you have money. My current career has absolutely nothing to do with IT, but is varied and interesting. I just went in at the bottom, but belted through multiple areas and when applying for another internal job, got head hunted by the director of the top division. It was all down to attitude and the having worked in IT, the so called "high pressure" job was a walk in the park.
Fancy restaurants? Why, pub grub is just as good and the service and company is usually better.
Buying coffee and sandwiches? Why, make your own. A left over curry you made is better lunch than some crappy shop bought sandwich.
Buy 2nd hand. In the pask I've bought an oak coffee table for £15, an amazing leather sofa for £50, CDs, books and games can be picked up for next to nothing from charity shops (independentscare best).
Then there is the change of expectations. Now I love going on walks, discovering British History and visiting unusual places.
If you change what is important, your life will massively improve.