As i go further and further into my raw journey I find that along with it, is a desire to live more and more simply-- not just in my eating habits , but in other areas as well. My house feels full of unnecessary things and cluttered. My job seems to cause more stress and problems than a simpler lifestyle might. I want to consume less, spend less time doing things that feel more and more like a hamster on a wheel.
For instance-- I want to get rid of all our plates , bowls, spoons, cups etc -- we have bazillions! And we spend all this time and money washing them night after night! How much simpler would it be if my family had one plate, cup, bowl, knife, fork and spoon per person? that each one had to take care of (i live in a family of six people) . I also want to get rid of all my bathroom stuff. my shampoo, soap, and just use the no-poo method (I tried this last year and really liked the results) and a skin brush. I want to clean out my closet and get rid of all the clothes that are unnecessary.
it's kind of wacky, but i really feel like simplifying what I eat (ie, fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables, with occasional sprouted legumes and nuts) has made me realize at a new level (I mean, I already knew this to a degree) how completely UNNECESSARY all these other accoutrements of a contemporary life really are.