So often our attempts to declutter and minimise can be stopped or never started. It can seem like an ideal which never materialises. The dream to walk through the door after work or the school run. To feel calm not a sense of chaos. To play with the kids without the thoughts of the mess… Continue reading Why Decluttering Fails
Minimalist wardrobe ✔ Minimalist kitchen ✔ Minimalist living room ✔ Kids minimalist wardrobe ✔ But I still have too much stuff! Last weekend we had another trip to the tip and to the charity shop. The car was jam-packed full on both trips of stuff we no longer wanted/needed or had broken. Admittedly, a lot… Continue reading Minimalist Home- Decluttering
Joy is not elusive. Irrespective of mental illnesses, Joy is still always present.But how can joy be present, when your illness/disorder is crippling any sense of joy, hope or purpose? When the emptiness feels overwhelming, all-encompassing and eternal? The struggle comes when your mental health is creating a lifestyle which is opposite to a life… Continue reading Mental Illness and Happiness
”Be present”That was my word for 2018. Despite the ups and downs which 2018 has brought, I feel like it has grounded me significantly in what I did and what how I responded. Being mindful of being present has meant I have spent much more time with the boys and win Mr M, and have… Continue reading 2018/19 Reflection
The process to begin simplifying is not a one time thing! Unfortunately, there is no magic spell! Instead it is a continual process. A process of questioning, processing and implementing the changes you want to see. The process of simplifying won't happen overnight. In order for this change to happen, it has to be processed… Continue reading How to Start Simplifying
You stand outside the front door. Put the key in the lock and walk inside. All that you can see is the dishes on the side of the sink. The coats falling off the coat hooks. Shoes cluttering up the bottom of the stairs. The overwhelm rising each day. The frustration and anxiety becoming ingrained… Continue reading Why is a Cluttered House so Stressful?
This year Christmas is going to look different for us as a family than any year before. This is our first year entering into the Christmas season with the intention of being intentional with our time and energy. As with any change to the norm, it has not gone down well with everyone and I’m… Continue reading Simplifying Christmas
I was constantly tidying up. Constantly trying to maintain order and control. I was trying to make a circle fit into a square. The circle of my life, into the square of perfection and my idea of what my life should look like. I realised that whilst amazing storage boxes are fab, I still had… Continue reading Just Own Less!