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Is anyone else thinking about how much the holidays sometimes feel like the endless cycle of accumulating material things? I know this topic is not exactly new, but I always feel there is so much work put into “stuff.” I have a small apartment, and I have to be so careful to not let it get overcrowded. It has made me really aware of keeping only things that I truly love or are useful around.

I understand the holidays are about family time, and for some people, a religious holiday. But as a young adult who is veering closer to being an “adult,” the holidays take so much work. Not like when you are a child!!!

Is anyone else feeling the crash after the holidays??

3 Replies to “Stuff…”

  1. RaiC says:

    I am totally burnt out! The holidays are exhausting and the accumulation of extra things that I know I do not need are not making things easier for me. I literally have so much junk that I know I will never use or wear, and yet, I welcome all the ridiculous material gifts that people decide to give me. It gets added to the pile and months later, I find myself trying to do something with it all. I am literally tired of cleaning and making room for things. A huge clean up up is in my near future…… but def after I catch up on some much needed rest and exercise.

  2. Sara says:

    I feel like I’m officially settling into the new year and I am finally seeing this whole “omg there is so much stuff everywhere”. I’ve been reading a lot about living minimally and it seems to really reduce that overwhelming feeling and you feel overall alot lighter. I don’t know if I would ever be able to fully commit but it seems like life change I could imagine being really freeing.

    This article really opened my eyes to it! http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/top-8-benefits-living-minimalist-lifestyle.html

  3. RaiC says:

    A minimalist lifestyle is something that I really need to consider. Thanks for sharing that article, some of those are actually things that I am working on.. especially making room for things that matter and refocusing on my health & hobbies. It can def all be so freeing, and I need that. I feel tied to so many material things in my life too…. slowly but surely I’ve been letting a lot of it go, even if it does take me years to come to a release.

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