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Faith Janes, Author at Minimalist at Home - Page 3 of 31
A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Live a Life Beyond the Box!

So many times in life, we limit ourselves. We put limits on our dreams, on our abilities, and our identities. We often explain it away by making excuses for our boxed-in lives. We claim it’s due to our circumstances that our beyond our control:

* If only I had a better paying job, I wouldn’t be in so much debt.
* If I had more free time, I could write that book I always wanted to write.
* I wish I was in better shape, but I just can’t lose weight.
* My house is so cluttered, but I don’t know where to put everything.

I’m guilty of saying all those things myself. Maybe you have too.

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

Making Progress Not Excuses

I am an expert procrastinator. It was a skill I picked up when I was young and then honed it to perfection at college. After all, if I can continue to make good grades by procrastinating then why should I do anything differently? I have learned that procrastination does not truly serve you in the real world.

Taking action and making progress is what brings us closer to our goals. Whether our desires are for a decluttered home or finishing a book.

Minimalist Moms Favorite Reads This Week

This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. If you enjoy these posts, be sure to share the love and comment on the author’s site. The Quick and Easy Guide to Coming Out as a Minimalist by Francine at Miss Minimalist My […]

More Than a Homemaker

I am a woman. I am a wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend.

I am a hard worker. I am a writer, a web designer, a teacher, a cook, and a housekeeper.
I am a hybrid homemaker.

I am blessed to be able to work from home and be with my family. For many, an opportunity like that feels incredibly far out of reach. Walking away from your day job can be a very scary step–but it’s not impossible.