Less and More

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These are our lists of what we hope our simple living efforts will help us edit out and find more of:

LESS:
Materialism
Sitting around indoors (unless we really enjoy it)
Thinking stupid things matter
Being manipulated by marketing and shops
Vanity
Rushing around
Stress about buying perfect gifts
Ready meals, takeaways, unhealthy ‘treats’
Driving
Doing what’s expected instead of what feels right
Television on
Stuff we don’t need
Alarm clocks
Need for escapism / switching off e.g. watching TV
Stress, pressure, worrying
Guilt about wasting the world’s resources
Back problems, aches and pains and illnesses; buying medication
Fat
Tension in body
Absent mindedness & forgetting things
Clothes shopping and laundry
Food waste

MORE:
Ease
Focus
Creative thinking & inventiveness
Family time
Taking an interest in where we live
Properly hearing music
Gratitude
Healthy habits
Library books
Time to enjoy blogs
Early mornings
Motivation
Re-using & repurposing
Bicycle
Borrowing & sharing & lending = community
Growing food
Appreciation of little treats and freebies
Making and savouring food
Enjoying the present moment with awareness
Use out of things
Sewing, knitting, repairing things
Sleep
Relaxing Christmases and birthdays not all about shopping
Working things out ourselves
Blogging
Nature inspiration
Conversations
Picnics and outdoor relaxing
Openness

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