The Year of Less by Cait Flanders (166)

How many of us overspend, over consume, and over budget?  How many of us max out our credit cards looking for all the week’s deals at stores so that we can keep accumulating?

Since we live in a culture of consumption and buying where we are encouraged to buy on every corner, it is small wonder that we have become this way.  But do we have to acquiesce in this very destructive and possibly unhealthy lifestyle?

Cait Flanders believes that we can change our mindset from consuming to one of being a mindful consumer.

She’s been there!  Her life was like all of ours, she was over spent, unhealthy and she knew things had to change. So, one day, she decided that enough was enough.

She looked around one day, and her house was full of stuff. She could hardly move…boy can I relate to that!  So, she started donating items that she no longer needed to charities in her area. And as she uncluttered her life, something almost magical happened–she felt freer and lighter. She felt healthier, and she was able to make the other changes that she needed to make to ensure that she would live well on less.

So, she stopped shopping!  That’s right, you heard me right!  At first, I thought this was outrageous!  But I soon was bought on the idea, and not only bought on the idea but I am now determined to make some major changes in my own life too.

So, if overspending and having too much as well as compulsive spending are your issues too, you need to read this wonderfully insightful book. She ends the book with a summary of all the steps that are discussed in the book on how to live more frugally and save a lot of money. But not only that, you will feel freer and you will be helping the environment as well.

What a GREAT book!


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I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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