A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Making Progress Not Excuses

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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.

The Ferris Wheel of Clutter Just Ain’t Fun

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Ahh, the ferris wheel. The classic entertainment venue of fairgrounds everywhere. On the first ride to the top it’s great fun to look around and see how far you’ve come. The second trip up is still new enough to keep up the excitement, but not quite as momentous. By the fifth or sixth time around […]

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

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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.

How to Revive Your Minimalist Mojo

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When I began my journey to minimalism two years ago, I thought it would be easy. It felt so great to watch the wide eyes of the Goodwill workers as we carried in yet another load of our belongings. I loved feeling lighter and lighter as our rooms and closets all cleared out. I was […]

Getting Back on Track to Living With Less

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- Where did all this mess come from?! Didn’t I just go through all this stuff? It happened again. The clutter in our house has reached the point where it cannot be ignored. I admit it. I’ve desperately been trying to ignore it. Well…actually I think it would be more accurate to say I’ve been […]