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Lighten up

Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier With Less
Walsh, Peter (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This book offers a road map to creating a less-is-more life, and teaches readers how a life of less can actually be a life of great abundance. Features three audits designed to instigate life changes: a financial audit combined with assessments of the physical junk filling your homes and the emotional junk causing tension in your life. It seems as though not a day goes by that we don't think about money. We cut back on spending. We chase a bargain. We try to save more. We strive to use less credit. We worry about funding our retirement and our children's education. Yet we continue to spend money on things that don't matter. The author knows that money and debt can overwhelm your life even faster than clutter, and he has a plan to help deal with that emotional and financial chaos. His previous bestselling books inspired us to successfully evict the clutter in our homes, on our bodies, and in six key areas of our lives. But for many people, clearing the clutter suddenly exposes deeper issues, financial, physical, and emotional. Sometimes our problems are not really about the physical stuff but about the emotional fabric of our lives, from our relationships with money to our relationships with people and even how we define and find happiness. In this work, the author demonstrates that this reassessment of priorities is a great opportunity to examine our lives and circumstances and to make the changes necessary to focus on the things that really matter. Exploring the real source of happiness, he offers a clear strategy for finding the delicate balance between what we have, what we need, and what we want or feel entitled to. With three unique audits that cover every aspect of our well being, he takes us step by step through sizing up not just our possessions and financial statements but also our thoughts, goals, use of time and energy, and even our innermost sources of tension. He then shows us how to embrace the changes we've experienced, set a new path for the future, and come to accept that living on less can feel and be so much richer. This book instructs how to: Change the way you and your family measure happiness, Face your financial situation and set realistic priorities, Create space for what really matters, Plan realistically for financial and emotional security, Be happier with less. His plan will help you achieve personal balance that brings happiness and the courage to choose a rewarding life over the mindless pursuit of more stuff.
Authors: Walsh, Peter, 1956-
Title: Lighten up
love what you have, have what you need, be happier with less
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: ix, 288 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Walsh
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Measuring happiness: how a life with less can be a life with more
From Living on Less to Living with More
The life you imagine for yourself
What makes you happy?
From Audit to Action
The personal audit: your life
Create space for what really matters
The financial audit: your money
Face the financials
The home audit: your stuff
Change the way you and your family measure happiness
From Today to Tomorrow and Beyond
Checkup and maintenance
New beginnings
Summary: This book offers a road map to creating a less-is-more life, and teaches readers how a life of less can actually be a life of great abundance. Features three audits designed to instigate life changes: a financial audit combined with assessments of the physical junk filling your homes and the emotional junk causing tension in your life.
It seems as though not a day goes by that we don't think about money. We cut back on spending. We chase a bargain. We try to save more. We strive to use less credit. We worry about funding our retirement and our children's education. Yet we continue to spend money on things that don't matter. The author knows that money and debt can overwhelm your life even faster than clutter, and he has a plan to help deal with that emotional and financial chaos. His previous bestselling books inspired us to successfully evict the clutter in our homes, on our bodies, and in six key areas of our lives. But for many people, clearing the clutter suddenly exposes deeper issues, financial, physical, and emotional. Sometimes our problems are not really about the physical stuff but about the emotional fabric of our lives, from our relationships with money to our relationships with people and even how we define and find happiness. In this work, the author demonstrates that this reassessment of priorities is a great opportunity to examine our lives and circumstances and to make the changes necessary to focus on the things that really matter. Exploring the real source of happiness, he offers a clear strategy for finding the delicate balance between what we have, what we need, and what we want or feel entitled to. With three unique audits that cover every aspect of our well being, he takes us step by step through sizing up not just our possessions and financial statements but also our thoughts, goals, use of time and energy, and even our innermost sources of tension. He then shows us how to embrace the changes we've experienced, set a new path for the future, and come to accept that living on less can feel and be so much richer. This book instructs how to: Change the way you and your family measure happiness, Face your financial situation and set realistic priorities, Create space for what really matters, Plan realistically for financial and emotional security, Be happier with less. His plan will help you achieve personal balance that brings happiness and the courage to choose a rewarding life over the mindless pursuit of more stuff.
ISBN: 1439155151
9781439155158
1439155143
9781439155141
1439160082
9781439160084
Branch Call Number: 332.024 W226L 2011
Subject Headings: Orderliness Happiness Finance, Personal
Topical Term: Orderliness
Happiness
Finance, Personal
LCCN: 2010030244
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This book offers a road map to creating a less-is-more life, and teaches readers how a life of less can actually be a life of great abundance.


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Sep 11, 2012
  • rowanquincy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mostly about declutteing. Some good tips .

Aug 19, 2012
  • sablegirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very insightful book but a bit scary. I started reading it but had to stop because it hit too close to home! At least I'm getting books from the library rather than buying and "collecting" them!

Jul 30, 2012
  • eo206 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A self-help book to help control the physical 'stuff' that comes into our lives. Walsh also includes several 'audits' to help marry the idea that a search for happiness cannot be found through the acquision of things. For the right person this book can be helpful.

This book is not designed to give pracitical advice on how to get rid of things or organize.

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