I am feeling a bit burdened by stuff lately. Although we live in a 2 bedroom apartment, its mind boggling how much stuff you can accumulate, store neatly and actually not need. ‘Retail therapy’ was a thing for me for many years, only at the ripe old age of 40 something have I started to lose interest in this past time. The shops just don’t excite me like they used to, the short lived buzz is becoming more and more empty … and all of this stuff I find myself surrounded by is weighing me down emotionally!
Before you get too excited about the brand new year looming .. there are a few lovely things you can do before the end of 2016. I adore this time of year, I am a true Christmas tragic and the simple joys of this season will always be close to my heart. This doesn’t mean that life is easy, far from it. The reality is that the new year is actually a most welcome fresh start and something I am deeply craving! The simple rituals that you can work into your end of year celebrations are such a lovely way to mark the end of 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017.
It’s that time of year! The pressure to spend is relentless .. and you have the power to take a stand and shop for good this Christmas! Now more than ever the world needs you to shop for good. Besides running away for a month to avoid it all, or just not buying anything for anyone, making good shopping choices is your best option. (I have seriously considered the other two ideas!) Creating a list is a great place to start, who are you buying for and why? The why is the most important part, buying from a place of love not obligation will ensure that your list is shorter and your shopping is much more fun and meaningful!