In many ways decluttering your surroundings is much easier than decluttering your mind. Anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD and many other problems can cause your brain to be messy, cluttered and overwhelming. The great thing is, however, journaling can be a great way to find clarity, perspective and to calm a racing mind. The simple task… Continue reading 3 Ways to Kick Start Journalling
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 and perfectionism. They are two different entities. Opposites. A twisted vine of lies, shame and sadness. Perfectionism is defined as unachievable unexpections and the inability to be happy unless these high expectations are reached. Perfectionism destroys our happiness. It ravages self-esteem. Encourages bitterness and resentment. It steals our joy. Perfection is unattainable. Growth is… Continue reading Joy and Perfectionism
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
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
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