The Christmas and New Years have been so heavily commercialized, that the season is ushered in with Christmas and end of year sale adverts. The reason for the season – the commemoration of the birth of Christ and the gratitude that should accompany the end of another year – are often over shadowed by the buying of gifts, excessive spending and in some instances, gluttony and drunkeness. With January around the corner, famed for having 5 long weeks, it is wise to slow down and look for other mindful ways that we can enjoy our holidays. Below I made a list of 10 frugal/ minimalistic ways you can spend your time over the holidays that will have your heart glad and your pockets thanking you in January.
orget the satisfaction of long phone calls with some of our friends. That friend who fell off the radar, that friend who had a difficult year, or who changed towns or that friend you have not spoken to in a while that you have been meaning to call can easily be reached. Pick up the phone and call them and find out how they have been doing.