When I began my journey into minimalism, dealing with Christmas, the gift giving and receiving, and the crazy holiday schedule was really hard for me. Making the decision to declutter wasn’t hard. Once I realized our quest to accumulate was actually stealing our family time from us, I had no problem getting rid of clutter. […]
Post-holiday clutter can overwhelm and frustrate even the best of our minimalist efforts. We had a great time with family and friends over the Christmas holiday. It was a nice break in routine with lots of baking, visiting, and relaxing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long before the mess starts to overwhelm the house and the […]
Editor Note: This the second part of a guest post series on “Go Slow by Gena Smith from Hanuiloa. If you have just arrived at Part 2 I highly recommend you bookmark this page and head over to read Part 1 of this 3 part series.
My name is Gena, I live on an island and I want to teach you how to “Go Slow.”
If you are approaching an intersection and discover the signal isn’t working correctly and crossways traffic is still headed through in spite of you having a green light; are you going to take your chances because you were given the green light and barrel on through the intersection hoping not to get hit? Of course not. You understand the need to apply the brakes in that situation. You may even pump them to get the traffic behind you to notice the predicament, but you’re not going to ignore the situation. You’re going to deal with it. You don’t want to get crunched by an oncoming cement mixer, right? So you put on the brakes. Funny thing how we notice the obvious when a few tons of steel are headed our way, but not the equivalent of an invisible freight train. Hello dear reader, meet your life’s schedule, otherwise known as a ‘freight train.’ Something is going to give soon, and it won’t be the locomotive; you are going to have to decide to put the brakes on.
You can only read so much about minimalism, simplicity, and living with less. At some point, you just have to jump in and try it. I’m guilty of being an over thinker sometimes. When I’m faced with something new I like to examine it from every angle. The problem with this approach is that it’s […]
The clutter part of minimalism has certainly had its challenges, but for the most part I just needed to make a decision and get rid of the mess.
I’ve made decisions to get into shape in the past but I haven’t progressed very far. Perhaps you’ve had similar experiences in your own life.
Enough is enough! It’s time to “Minimize Yo Butt!”