Simple living is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. With social media, we are constantly connected! Not to mention, we are often hurried from here to there trying to meet deadlines and obligations.
I’ve been slowly working to simplify my lifestyle so that I can better serve my family as a wife and mother. It’s crucial to my well being an to my families well being.
As the saying goes, “You can’t pour form an empty cup!”
Here are my top three tips to simplifying your life that are making a huge impact on my own:
One-Simply Your STUFF
I feel like this has been the root of my stress. We had so much STUFF and no matter how much I organized it never got any better. So, every year, for the last four years, I have streamlined what we own. I’ve purged, purged and purged. Thanks to year yard sales, charity donations and selling on-line, I’ve been able to create better environment for our home. I stopped hanging on to books I was never read again, dresses I would never wear, movies that were no longer my taste…and the list goes on.
It has been so freeing. I feel like I am a much happier homemaker over all!
Two-Simplify Your Schedule
Another area that has changed drastically is our schedule. I’m careful to keep margin on the calendar. If I know we have something planned over the weekend, I will set aside at least two evenings during the week for family time. Or vice versa. If we are busy during the week, I like to keep the schedule clear on the weekend. We don’t have to buy into the lie that being busy is best! It’s not. Family time is best…and so is rest.
So that’s two areas that we have been working on and implementing significant changes. It’s been great!
What areas have you tackled to create a simplified life?
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