Blog, Minimalism

How to Simplify a Not So Simple Life

“Pick two things and do them well.” Those wise words are from my mother. She always taught me when life feels out of control to pick just a couple things to focus on.

Some days those two things might be dinner and laundry.

Some days it might mean cleaning the bedroom and helping with schoolwork.

Other days is just means keeping the kids from killing each other and trying not to lose my mind.

Just focus on two things today. Do them well and be proud of yourself. That little boost of self-confidence will give you strength to come back and battle another day of dinner, laundry, tantrums, and mess.

A Not So Simple Life

Let’s face it. Life isn’t simple. At least not for most people. I know it doesn’t usually feel simple for me.

It’s hard to believe that today marks the one year anniversary for this blog. I’ve been writing about simplicity, priorities, and minimalism all that time and yet I still have days when I feel like my life is anything but simple.

But I keep trying.

I keep decluttering.

I keep prioritizing.

I keep working towards the goals and ideals I’ve set.

Some times I reach those goals and it feels great. And that’s what keeps me coming back for more.

I know that the kids’ rooms won’t stay picked up.

I know that I’m living in a household of non-minimalists.

I know that life gets busy even when I don’t want it to.

But it’s those times when the house is calm, quiet, clean, and clutter free that it feels AWESOME!

That’s what keeps me going.