How to Start a Gratitude Practice to Make your Life Better

How to start a gratitude practice to make your life better

I’ve always heard of the benefits of practicing gratitude but had yet to really try it for myself. But now that I have decided to start a gratitude practice, I can’t believe I waited this long to try it! I thought I was already positive “enough”. But early this fall I began noticing myself feeling negative a lot. I was getting irritated and annoyed easily by little things. And just found a lot of negativity and complaining showing up in my thought patterns. My own decision to start a gratitude practice I decided I had enough of getting sucked into […]

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How to Easily Handle Gifts as a Minimalist Family

How to easily handle gifts as a minimalist family

It’s the time of year where the holiday season is about to kick into high gear. One of the biggest concerns people who are decluttering and embracing a minimalist lifestyle have is how to easily handle gifts during the holidays and on birthdays. Especially if you have kids who are lucky enough to have many people who love them and buy them gifts. I want to help alleviate some of your concerns about gifts undoing all of your hard work decluttering. With a few simple strategies it’s easy to avoid gifts overwhelming you during the holidays or on birthdays. 5 […]

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How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

Ah, the holiday season. A time filled with magic, giving and wonder. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be. But for many of us the holidays can quickly become stressful and overwhelming. Becoming one of the busiest, most expensive, and most draining times of the year. But there are ways to simplify the holidays and live intentionally even during the holiday hustle. Read on for ways to take the chaos, stress and craziness out of the holidays. And instead create a simple, meaningful, heart-filled holiday season you and your family can enjoy together. The holiday hustle For many […]

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Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

Clutter-free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

The giving and receiving of gifts is part of the holiday season for many of us. While giving and receiving gifts can be a lot of fun, it can also be a source of stress sometimes too. Especially if you are in the process of decluttering or are already living a minimalist lifestyle. But I’m here to help, with a huge list of clutter-free gift ideas for you and everyone on your list! Why buy clutter-free gifts? If you are decluttering and embracing minimalism, you are probably becoming more aware of how much clutter you had. As well as becoming […]

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40 Awesome Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for Kids

40 Awesome Clutter-free Gift Ideas for Kids

With the holidays approaching it’s easy to feel a little anxious about the influx of gifts you know are coming, especially if you have kids. If you’ve living a minimalist lifestyle or are in the process of decluttering your home, the idea of holiday gifts can feel a little troubling. You’re working hard to clear the clutter and embrace a life with less. The last thing you want is to have all your hard work undone in a few hours on Christmas morning. But fear not! There are easy ways to navigate holiday gifts as a minimalist family. This is […]

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How to Live Intentionally When You Feel Drained

How to Live Intentionally When You Feel Drained

I’m pleased to share a guest post with you today from fellow blogger and minimalist Mia Danielle. Mia writes about living an intentional, minimalist life with a family on her blog. I’m excited to have her at Simple Lionheart Life sharing tips for how to live intentionally when you feel drained. Mia offers great tips and strategies for coping through times where you feel drained, but still want to live intentionally. I’ve shared before how much minimalism has helped me cope as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). And I’ve received so many comments and emails from other HSP who are happy […]

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13 Reasons You Struggle to Declutter & How to Overcome Them

13 Reasons You Struggle to Declutter & How to Overcome Them

There are many reasons we struggle to declutter. Taking the leap and decluttering your home can often be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. But the benefits minimalism brings to your home and your life are completely worth the time and effort required. Decluttering and embracing minimalism will give you time, space and freedom to live life on your own terms. If you are struggling to declutter, sometimes the best approach is to figure out why you are struggling. Often times, once you know why you are struggling, it becomes easier to move past it. Here are 13 common reasons you may struggle […]

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How Minimalism Can Lead You to Find More Gratitude

How minimalism can lead you to find more gratitude

As I mentioned in my reasons to love minimalism post, embracing minimalism greatly increased my feelings of contentment and gratitude. The more I decluttered and embraced a life with less, the more gratitude and appreciation I felt for what was left filling my life. Both tangible and intangible things. As I let go of the excess from my life, I began to appreciate and feel grateful for everything that was left. Over time, I have realized minimalism has been one of the most important ways I’ve increased my feelings of gratitude. Minimalism helps us decide what is most important to us […]

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How to Find the Perfect Version of Minimalism for You

How to find the perfect version of minimalism for you

I’ve already talked about how your version of minimalism will be unique and personal to you. Your version of minimalism won’t necessarily look like another person’s version of minimalism. And that’s ok! It’s perfect in fact. Minimalism is not about following someone else’s rules or way of living as a minimalist. It’s about figuring out what is important to you, and getting rid of everything that’s distracting you from the important stuff. Whatever you decide is important to you will be personal and unique to you. So of course, your version of minimalism will be unique to you too! There […]

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Reasons to Love Minimalism: 15 Ways Less is More

Reasons to Love Minimalism: 15 Ways Less is More

As someone who writes about and strives to live a simple, minimalist life, it’s no surprise that I think there are many reasons to love minimalism. Decluttering my home, simplifying my schedule and commitments, and shifting my perspective about “stuff” have done wonders for my life. The benefits of minimalism are worth the time and effort There are many reasons to love minimalism, some small, some life changing. As I’ve said before, minimalism will look different for each of us, depending on what we value and prioritize. When you declutter and let go of stuff you neither use nor love, […]

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