The Year of Less : How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
by Cait Flanders
Editor: Hay House Inc
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In the late twenties, Cait Flanders found itself stuck in the consumerism cycle handles of many of us: earn more, buy more, you want more, rinse, repeat.Even after that, she worked her way up to nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits seized her again.When she realized that nothing of what she was doing or buying was to make her happy only maintaining her to meet her goals she decided to challenge herself: she would not be a shop for an entire year.The Year of Less Documents Cait Life for a twelve-month period during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car.Along the way, she put herself to consume less of many other things in addition to shoppingShe freed herself from her apartment and get rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned to repair things rather than throw them away; researches on zero waste movement and finished a banned television.At each stage, she has learned that at least she is consuming, more fully developed, she feels that she is feeling better.The challenge became a lifeline when, during the course of the year, the Beast found itself in situations that transformed his life upside down.In the face of hardship, she understood why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol and food – and what it had cost.The inability to achieve for one of her usual vices, she changed the habits she had spent years perfecting and discovering what really mattered to her.Blend of attractive Cait’s inspiring story of insight and practical advice, The Year of the Lesser will leave you questioning what you are waiting for in your own life, and most likely lead you to find your own path to less.
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