Joshua Becker, who writes the blog Becoming Minimalist, recently offered a wonderful list of links that are out here on the internet to help us navigate the holidays. I wanted to share them with you so here they are.
“The average American will spend $646.00 this year on Christmas presents. Many of which presents people don’t want or need or even care to receive.”
“The holidays can be tough — especially when you’ve committed to buy nothing until 2013 and everywhere around you everyone else shopping. How is a lonely soul to survive these trying times? Not to fear. We have the answers…”
His tips may seem a bit extreme to some of you but even if you only take in the seed of the ideas and let them gestate within you, I think that’s a good thing. I give you Leo Babauta’s holiday challenge!
“Isn’t it ironic that so much depression occurs around the holidays – theoretically the time of joy and goodwill? Not to mention all out, over the top stress. And dread… “
“Maybe you’re dying to do something different with your life. But it doesn’t seem sensible to make a big change, to do something different, does it? After all, you’re tied to your soul-crushing job… “