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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Why Highly Sensitive People Need Minimalism

Why Highly Sensitive People need minimalism

As I mentioned in my post 7 Benefits of Minimalism, one of the key benefits of minimalism for me is it calms me as a Highly Sensitive Person. A lot of people feel stressed or unsettled in a cluttered environment. But Highly Sensitive People particularly feel the effects of chaos and clutter. Too much sensory information, including visual clutter, can easily make a Highly Sensitive Person feel overwhelmed and stressed. I already knew clutter makes me feel unsettled and stressed. But after realizing I am a Highly Sensitive Person, it became even more important to strive for a simple, minimalist […]

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11 Easy Ways to Simplify & Improve Your Life

11 easy ways to simplify and improve your life

Simplifying your home and your life are great ways to combat feelings of overwhelm and stress. When our homes and lives are cluttered, busy and chaotic, it’s hard to find time to relax, enjoy our families and find time for the things that make us happy. There are many easy actions and routines you can use to simplify. Here are 11 easy ways to simplify your home and your life in order to improve both! 1. Simplify by owning less The most important part of simplifying your life is removing everything that unnecessarily complicates it. The more you own, the more […]

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How to Shop Like a Minimalist: 18 Strategies to Shop with Intention

How to Shop Like a Minimalist: 18 Ways to Shop With Intention

Although the idea of minimalism is choosing to live with less in order to simplify your life. Which in turn, means being intentional about buying less and bringing less into your home. Even minimalists have to go shopping and buy things sometimes. The key to learning to shop like a minimalist is being intentional about what you buy. Making intentional purchases lets you avoid ending up with a cluttered home full of things you neither use nor love. Here is a list of 18 strategies to help you shop like a minimalist and make intentional purchases. As I said before, […]

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Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 Ways They Make an Excellent Pair

Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 ways they make an excellent pair

In a previous post I shared 3 ways I’m creating time and space in my life to practice mindfulness. One of the three ways is clearing our home of clutter. Another is being intentional with how I spend my time. Both of which are components of embracing a minimalist lifestyle. This got me thinking about the connection between minimalism and mindfulness. I realized minimalism is not only a way to create time and space for mindfulness. Minimalism is actually a mindfulness practice in itself. And in fact, mindfulness encourages and supports minimalism in return. In fact, minimalism and mindfulness make an […]

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3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

My journey to creating a simpler life for our family includes being intentional and mindful with both our time and our space. I want to create a home and a life full of connection, love and room to breath and explore. Practicing mindfulness is one of the methods I’m using to create my vision for a simpler life. Today I am sharing three ways I’m creating time and space in our home and our lives to live more simply and mindfully. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term that is often used, but can hold different meanings. For my purposes […]

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Simplify Meal Planning: An easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

Simplify Meal Planning - an easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

The thing about simplifying and creating a simpler life, is it isn’t always simple. It seems strange to say, but in order to simplify your life in the long term, it often requires some planning, forethought and intention in the short term. A perfect example of this is with meal planning. Having a meal plan in place makes life so much simpler and more efficient. However, it does require some planning ahead of time in order to be effective and make your life easier. Why Meal Plan? Having a meal plan in place goes a long way to make our […]

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The Minimalist Mindset Shift – 9 Ways Minimalism Changes The Way You Think

The Minimalist Mindset Shift: 9 ways minimalism changes the way you think

Minimalism is more than decluttering and simplifying alone. While those are important parts of the minimalist journey, truly embracing minimalism involves shifting the way you think to a minimalist mindset. Minimalism is about committing to owning less, rather than decluttering more often. It is about changing your view of what you own and why you own it. This minimalist mindset shift happens gradually and subtly, in small ways, until one day you look around and realize your relationship with “stuff” has changed. You have a different viewpoint. Your journey towards and through minimalism has changed your mindset, in what I like to […]

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60 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

I’m taking a break this week from the clothing decluttering series to talk about Easter. Specifically clutter-free Easter basket ideas that are still fun for kids to receive and fun for the parents…I mean the Easter Bunny, to give! Although Christmas and birthdays seem to be the times when the biggest influx of new toys and “stuff” for the kids come in, other holidays can add to the clutter as well. Easter is one of those times. Kids love finding a basket full of surprises from the Easter Bunny. And it is fun for us as parents to fill a basket […]

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7 Benefits of Minimalism: Why I’m choosing to live with less

I’ve already talked about what motivated me to start decluttering our house and our lives. As I’ve continued to declutter and simplify, I’ve realized there are more benefits of minimalism than just having less stuff for your kids to make a mess with. Some of these benefits are impossible to miss, some are more subtle. But I have learned the benefits of minimalism and simplifying are huge and make the work of decluttering worth it. There are so many benefits of minimalism and simplifying your life. This list is the most important benefits I’ve experienced as a result of choosing […]

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