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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

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"In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy--only keeping her from meeting her goals--she decided to set herself a challenge:she would not shop for an entire year. The Year of Less documents Cait's life from July 2014 to June 2015, during which time she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt. What started as a simple challenge quickly became a lifeline, however, as Cait found herself in a number of situations that turned her life upside down. In the face of hardship, she realized why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol and food--and what it had cost her, for so many years. By not being able to reach for any of her usual vices, Cait changed habits she'd spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her"--
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subject_facetConsumption (Economics)
Decision making
Finance, Personal
Motivation (Psychology)
title_displayThe 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
title_fullThe 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
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
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 [electronic resource] / Cait Flanders
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 / Cait Flanders
title_shortThe year of less
title_subhow I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Business
Consumption (Economics)
Decision making
Finance, Personal
Motivation (Psychology)
Nonfiction
Self Help
Self-Improvement