Many people take pride in always being busy and some wear it as a badge of honor. However, this is not healthy. The children of these people that are always on the go are also scheduled to the breaking point and they don't have time to be kids. We weren't designed to always be going and that wears us down.
This summer may be more hectic for you or summer time might be more calm. Whatever the case, don't let taking care of yourself be cut from your list. Like I have said, we only have one chance at this life. Do you want to look back on it saying I was always busy. I bet if you look back at some of your favorite memories they often didn't happen when you were busy and stressed. Without a healthy mind and body we won't be able to enjoy life as much. So take the time you need, give the kids the time they need and focus on healing yourselves. Now is the time to do it before we get into the school year, and then the holiday season.
We are always getting bogged down by our to do list that is miles and miles long. It feels like it will never end. Let’s take a look at how important that list really is and make our priorities our priorities.
This book is a very unique book to my minimalist book review series. Less: a visual guide to minimalism, was written by the popular minimalist youtuber Rachel Aust. In her book she gives a very unique perspective and a simple visual guide that many new minimalists will find very helpful. You will love her lists and decision charts in this no fluff guide to decluttering and living a simple happy life.
This week try to find something in your life that you can make easier. Maybe its trying to meal prep this weekend so you only have to clean up your kitchen once. Perhaps its having a family meeting and implementing a chore chart. Personally, my favorite thing that simplified my life was a gift from my in-laws for Christmas which with this one change saves me 42 hours a year that I don't have to spend on doing this boring chore.
The only way that you do get better at this art like with most art is by practicing. Minimalism is a lifestyle. Be patient with yourself and don’t expect to get everything done in one day. It took a lifetime to gather everything around you its gonna take some work to undo that.
I am not perfect and I know that you are getting tired of me saying that minimalism is a journey but here is a picture that is proof. Here is some real honesty so that you can stop feeling like you always have to have it all together…because honestly none of us do.
We all have dreams and part of the minimalism journey is taking out the things that don't matter or that stand in your way so that you can go after your dreams...
I hope that you are spending a lot of time with your loved ones this year. I believe that we worked hard all year for this opportunity to spend our time how we want and doing what we enjoy...
As we dive into this holiday season a quick reminder and a word of caution. Speak up and make your desires known so that your hard work isn't undone and unclutter the things that take you away from your loved ones this season.
I have been working hard so that I can help you this Christmas season. I am pleased to announce the 25 days of Christmas starting from today until New Years eve. See more to see a sneak peak of what I have in store for you!