I'm stepping away from this site/blog for now. In order to be consistent, I must walk away from the things that are taking time away from the most important things in my life. This is one of them. I have really enjoyed blogging here and on the site over the past several months. Thank you to everyone who wrote encouraging words and shared my stories. I really appreciate it. My goal here was to inspire others, but I ended up reinspiring myself. The pursuit of minimalism has cha...nged my life for the positive. It has enabled me to approach each scenario with a new perspective. I have rekindled some dull embers in my life and I am getting rid of all of the excess in order to put my focus where it is most needed. So set some goals and figure out what is in your way. Get rid of it. Love your family. Do things on purpose. Thanks again, and I wish you all well on your pursuit of less.
“Happiness is not about what the world gives you - happiness is what you think about what the world gives you."
This Google executive says he has the secret to happiness, a discovery he says was tested when his young son died suddenly on holiday.
Today’s average new, single-family home is around 2,661 square feet, more than double the size of such a home in 1950, yet each household averages one fewer person in it than in 1950.
This means we now live in an average of 1,052 square feet per person, as opposed to just 292 square feet per person back in 1950.
"Minimalism is the new thin." Thoughts?
So, I have taken some time off from the blog. Life is busy, and in an effort to be consistent, I've been trying to figure out where my priorities lie. I have missed writing here and it has been nice seeing people interact with this page over the past month. I'm going to start writing here more often, but in the meantime, here is a video from a recent work trip of Marie "Konmari" Kondo teaching you how to fold pants. Enjoy.
Here are 8 tips from my #whole30 experience.
The rush of minimalism is getting that first glimpse of what your life will be like one day. It can be as simple as cleaning out your car, cleaning out a drawer, or taking everything off of your bathroom counter. The reality of minimalism is realizing that you aren’t where you want to be.
Thanks to Motherly for continuing to share our stories.
I saw this over at The Minimalist Plate's page. Totally trying this.
"Staring into screens at night can disrupt our sleep-wake cycles. Many experts recommend avoiding smartphones in the hour before bed—but that can be easier said... than done. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, James Hamblin proposes an approach that might soon be sweeping the nation, and maybe the world: The Amazing Hour."
via The Atlantic
Reach out to someone who doesn't think like you, look like you, worship like you, and vote like you.
I promise it's worth it.
“Jealousy increases people's preferences for attention-grabbing products and this is true even when the public display of the products could bring negative attention.”
This book has helped many in their journey to decluttering - one element to minimalism. Get it free here, from Evernote.
Evernote and Audible would like to give you a gift to start the year off right.
Kick off your year of being more organized with a FREE audiobook. Download The N...ew York Times' bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie "Konmari" Kondo!