Suppose I couldn't cut costs from my 77 bucks a week of ground beef, fish, and sweet potatoes. Give me examples of Paleo lifestyle changes for people on a budget - examples that enhance our lives and bring them more into line with what our ancestors experienced.
Things that come to my mind:
Walk everywhere, perform gym-free workouts outside, use free coffeeshop wifi instead of home internet, ditch the cell phone (or downgrade), play music on a guitar instead of an iPod. No TV.
These all give one the ability to occasionally disconnect from a virtual reality and reconnect with the reality in front of them: nature or their friends and family in person. Perhaps not all changes are implementable in all situations but it could be interesting to see creative solutions to money worries that would help us live not like cavemen, but like humans in tune with their genetic needs.
You've already given yourself lots of good answers. There are lots of ways you can simplify your life and cut costs in ways that will enhance your paleo lifestyle. Some suggestions:
Here are some of my answers, from my own experiences with simple / minimal living:
-Use free wi-fi (or university wifi)
-Don't have a landline phone
-Don't have a tv (use the internet for shows you may watch)
-Make tea or coffee at home.
-Sell a lot of stuff and move to a smaller place - more doable than you may think!
-Sell your second car (or never buy a second one)
-Sell CDs and just use your computer.
-If using transit, use it as infrequently as possible. Walk instead.
-Make your own home decor - including things like growing a plant for a bit of color and freshness
-Cancel subscriptions to print magazines or papers. Use internet instead to follow news.
Best of luck!
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