Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Does this Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?

With the tough economic times that most of us are facing, I am always open to new ideas on how to better manage my life and my family to help us save money and make ends meet.

At a neighborhood get together last month I heard about a book that I thought sounded interesting called “Does this Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: by Peter Walsh. So, over the winter break I read the book.

It was not a diet book, but a book about life — about creating the healthy clutter free life you have always imagined for yourself.

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? will help you examine how your emotions, your home, and how your spending and eating habits are working for — or against — the life you want for yourself.

Most of us try to slim down our bodies. But this book suggests the better strategy is to first slim down your home and your spending.

The book focuses on how clutter in the home stands in the way of a more healthful lifestyle. “All of us deal constantly with the urge to consume more,” he writes. “We spend too much, we buy too much, and we eat too much.

This book has given me the motivation to start thinking more about everything that I buy. Before buying anything I have starting thinking to myself, “do I really need this or will it just add to the clutter to my life”.

I have also starting trying to share this concept with my 8 year old son. I hate even thinking about all of the things that he has that never get used. For the last month, any time he mentions wanting something I talk to him about cleaning up his clutter, and what doing so can add to his life.

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