Is decide that something might be a good idea, and then read books about it. So if you’re thinking about simplifying, here are a couple of fun reads, and a watch (is that the parallel to a “read”?).
The Winter of Our Disconnect — I’m finishing this one up right now. It’s about a mom who pulled the plug on screen time for her three teenagers for 6 months. Sometimes it’s laugh out loud funny, and it’s packed with interesting research about boredom, distraction, relationships, etc.
Walden — I’ve read this before, but it’s been quite a while and thought it might be fun to read again. And the e-book is free! I do want to “live deliberately,” but don’t have any interest in sequestering myself in the woods.
The Story of Stuff — I love talking about this 20-minute film with my classes. They think it’s “biased,” but it’s a great reminder about the impact of our purchases.