I have a messy, unorganised brain. I have no speed limits, no traffic lights, just pure chaos of thoughts. Living minimally can be the easy bit; for me, it is anyway. Give me a bag, and I'll fill it for stuff to charity! But my head, I don't think I ever believed it would be… Continue reading Decluttering Your Mind
As you've probably gathered by now I hate to do the clothes washing, the drying of them, the folding and then the putting away! When I became familiar with minimalism, one of the main things which attracted me was able to reduce the number of clothes which we all owned, including the boys. Minimalist wardrobes… Continue reading Minimalist Kids Wardrobes
I am always amazed at the sheer number of toys which come into our house! Two small humans probably own more toys than we do furniture!! And let's not get started on lego... I honestly believe that lego is probably the cause of so many parents stresses and breakdowns! though secretly we all love it… Continue reading Minimalist Toys
You know the feeling when you open up the wardrobe and everything is messy, falling out and in no order at all? It takes time, which you don't have, to pick out something to wear. Trying on clothes which are too small, too big, or just not quite right. Ending up wearing the same outfits… Continue reading Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe
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
On the whole, we do not distinguish between joy and happiness and think that they are the same thing. However positive psychologists (yes that is a thing!) have found that there is a distinct difference between joy and happiness, and this difference may be a turning point in a quest for joy and happiness. Happiness… Continue reading Joy vs Happiness – Are we Chasing the Wrong Thing?
Joy. Happiness. Contentment. January is going to be full of these purposeful moments which grow love, joy, happiness and contentment. Throughout January i will be sharing more of what we are doing to increase joy in our lives through simplicity. Including our ”Happiness Project, ” what the difference between joy and happiness is (positive psychology… Continue reading January- The Happy Month!
”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
You want to be the perfect parent? You want to be the perfect employee? Perfect daughter/son in law? You have these expectations which have been set before you enter into a specific season of life or before a particular job etc. So often we are taught to reach for high expectations, they can become self-fulfilling… Continue reading Christmas Expectations