I've found a new way of looking at things. I think of things, stuff, as experiences - and that has led me to value them differently.
While I am drawn to minimalism, I do welcome new things into my life occasionally. But some things that make it to my wishlist seem to take up permanent residence, and still never get bought. What is it that makes things valuable enough to buy, in my mind? And what if I try another way of deciding what gets to the top of the list?
For the first time in my life, I've been doing "retail therapy". An interesting experience, but not as good as my usual simple living. I need balance, so today I begin a "Shop No Things" period.
How we escaped commercialism and had a beatiful ceremony instead.
Life is no way near perfect, and neither am I. The key to a simpler, more joyful life is accepting that and building on the good parts.
3 months of frugality completed! How did we do? And what about walking, and not giving advice?
A simpler life for me, is that minimalism or frugalism? Or both, or maybe none of the above...
I've become aware of how easily I give advice. And yet I know that I hardly even know what's best for myself. That's a habit I want to break. And walk more and keep living frugally.
Second frugal month, evening walks and less Internet were my challenges this month. Mixed results, but not to bad!