Living Simply-Could You Do It?

vw-live-simply Even though I think I am the kind of person who could never really let go of many personal possessions, whenever I move out of an apartment or leave school at the end of a semester, I am reminded that there is a part of me that feels great satisfaction in letting go of the things that have little meaning. It’s as if I spend my life accumulating things that I think I will need and just hoping to use all the things I’ve collected. Who really needs ten pairs of glow in the dark socks? Or four battery operated flashlights? I only wear 30 to 40 percent of the clothing I own. Sometimes having too many options just feels too overwhelming for me! The moment of saying goodbye to something is painful and hard.  But then, once it’s gone, I’m instantly free from it; I feel light and flexible.  Euphoric, even. What if shedding old weight could free you to live more productively, efficiently, and meaningfully?
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Is the digital age making us less able to deal with life’s awkward and uncomfortable moments? #ithinkso

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Have you ever had to cancel on someone but chose to text them instead of calling because it felt easier? Has anyone ever broken up with you via e-mail or text? It’s easier to avoid the uncomfortable moments because we don’t want to admit that we could be hurting someone or making them feel uneasy. We also try to avoid awkward moments. With e-mail, texting, and all social media platforms, it is very easy to avoid the hard conversations and situations by simply choosing to respond through text or phone instead of seeing the person face to face.

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What happens when you move in with your significant other and you have a big blow out?

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Being on a lease with your partner can feel like being married. You have a legal contract that binds you two. This can easily create pressure in your relationship particularly if you are already fighting with your partner. What happens if you have a huge fight? How will you work out your argument? What happens if you break up? What happens if you want to leave but you don’t know how? It can get more complicated to make hard decisions if you both live in the same place.

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When do you know its right to move in with a significant other?

jfdfn Moving in with a significant other can be great. Having privacy together especially if you are used to living at home or with roommates where you sacrifice some of your alone time to be with others, can be a meaningful experience. You will get to see how you both are with one another in your most comfortable setting—behind closed doors. You both will be able to tell what works naturally and what needs working on. It might even feel like you are playing house, which can feel exciting and fun. It can also be rewarding to spend so much time together doing exactly what you want to do. It can be a big money saver if you guys split rent and groceries. Some couples who move in together even create a joint savings fund for groceries, fun activities, and household expenses. Moving in with someone will definitely show you how well the two of you mesh together.
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