The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which 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.
The challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, Cait found herself in 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. Unable to reach for any of her usual vices, she changed habits she’d spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her.
Blending Cait’s compelling story with inspiring insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you’re holding on to in your own life —and, quite possibly, lead you to find your own path of less.
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
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Table of Contents
1 July: Taking Inventory 1
2 August Changing Daily Habits 19
3 September: Breaking Up with Retail Therapy 35
4 October: Growing Up and Apart 51
5 November: Blacking Out and Coming To 67
6 December: Crafting New Traditions 79
7 January: Rewriting the Rules 91
8 February: Letting Go of the Future 107
9 March: Lightening Up 121
10 April: Planning My Exit 135
11 May: Finding Myself in Unusual Places 147
12 June: Packing Up and Moving On 157
Your Guide to Less 171
Reading Group Guide 184
About the Author 189