Nearly two years ago I moved to southern California, downsizing from a 3,400 square-foot house to a 2,008 space. There was a two week lag between the time I occupied the new (empty) house and the arrival of furniture. I quickly realized just how easily I could live with little more than an air mattress! It was liberating, reinvigorating and surprisingly...refreshing! Needless to say, once the moving truck pulled up I had already decided to sell/trash nearly half of my cumbersome items. Great article!

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One could argue that busy writers boast many of the same unhealthy habits of truck drivers: seated for long periods of time, and a lack of stimulating "real-time" conversations with actual people. Unlike truck drivers we can (usually) take work breaks, go for a needed stroll, and refuel with a healthy meal.

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