Simple living can sound like an overwhelming task for many of us… and it CAN be at first.
However, I know from personal experience that when simple living becomes a habit, or “an unconscious pattern of behavior,” it just feels right, and easy, and oh so simple you won’t even be able to imagine living life any other way!
So often, we talk about “maintenance mode” in a negative way — as in “I’m so busy, I have no time for anything. I’m simply in ‘maintenance mode’ trying hold the pieces together.”
That is NOT the type of maintenance mode I’m referring to today though — I’m speaking of it in a much more positive light, as a current goal for my business!
Over the years, I have shared many of tips and tricks for simple living, decluttering, time management, and organization. I’ve also made it very clear that simple living is not always EASY. It requires hard work, dedication, and perseverance — trusting that those busy periods of life will eventually lead to simpler times.
Are you in a very busy period of life? If so, don’t feel guilty or like you’re doing everything wrong. Read today’s post and hopefully breathe a sigh of relief!
Have you lost steam and gotten off track with any of your current goals, projects, or tasks?
If so, today’s posts offers a VERY simple solution (and hopefully a little motivation) to push forward and move on!
Whether it’s wrangling 3 kids all day, accomplishing various daily to-dos, creating a budget, or working on house and yard projects, I’ve found that my productivity often INCREASES when I lower my expectations a bit and try to be as realistic as possible.
Plus, I’m much happier, more relaxed, less stressed, and less tired because of it! Win – Win!
Just because you don’t have a BIG goal for your life, doesn’t mean you can’t set goals for yourself on a regular basis. Your life and your days can still have purpose and meaning without the addition of big goals.
Today’s post elaborates more on these thoughts!
I know, I know… it’s already the first week of February and I’m just finally getting around to sharing my 2015 goals.
Most of you know that I am NOT a foodie. I’ve always been somewhat intimidated by the thought of making a food or healthy-living goal because that’s just not “my thing”.
However, by keeping things REALLY simple and focusing on a couple very specific (yet do-able) changes to incorporate into my current diet, I haven’t felt even the slightest twinge of panic or intimidation — and I’m excited to share my 2 new healthier habits with you today!
I know many of you will be setting some type of goal or resolution over the next 2 weeks — yes, I’ll be right there with you. I love setting goals, planning for the future, and thinking about what might happen over the next year. However, I don’t just reserve this activity for the end of December.
Keep reading to learn why!
We’re just weeks away from another new year — a fresh start, a new beginning. And while I definitely don’t want to rush through the holiday season, I can’t help but be excited to flip over my calendar on January 1.
If you share my enthusiasm, yet feel like you’ve been struggling to “really live” your best and most fulfilling life, today’s post might be just what you need to get excited about another new year.
Since I’m often asked (both by readers and other bloggers) how I’ll know when, if ever, it’s time to hang up my keyboard, close down the blog, and move on with my life, I thought I’d share my super simple answer in today’s post.
But don’t worry, I’m not planning to go anywhere any time soon 🙂
We ALL get 24 hours to do whatever we need and want to do each day. What we make of that time is up to US.
In today’s posts, I’m sharing one of my weird pet peeves — and also how I empower myself by swapping out one simple word!
Remember all those goals I set back in January? Well today, I’m sharing an update on my progress…
I’m FINALLY sharing the results from the blog survey I asked you to take way back in February. I learned so much from that survey and was blown away by all your kind, generous, and encouraging responses. Thank you!
I had a little (OK, a lot) of fun making a few graphs and charts to outline the results… some of which might surprise you!
Over the last two weeks, I’ve given a lot more thought to what specific (and general) goals I want to set for myself in 2014.
I’m feeling the need for a bit more structure this year, so I laid out a few more specific goals for myself — but still with that overall theme of simplicity in mind (because I know that’s how I live and work best).
Happy New Year!
We’ll be enjoying our “Christmas” celebrations with Dave’s family today — but since the start of another New Year is a pretty big deal in the world of organization, I thought I should take a moment today to talk about one of my most favorite things. Setting Goals!
It’s been a little over 3 years since I started my blog — and I can definitely say that I’ve learned a lot, I’ve grown a lot, and I’ve had a lot of fun along the way.
Today I’m sharing 3 things that helped me get into my blogging grove, grow my traffic, AND (most importantly) really enjoy the process.
You all know that I’m a huge fan of focus, hard work, drive, and determination… right? Yes, it’s true. Those are all virtues I admire in others and try to exude myself.
However, there have been times when I was too focused on one goal or opportunity that I missed a bunch of other “bubbles of opportunity” passing me by… can you relate?
When I made the transition from working full-time outside of the home to working full-time from home, I struggled with self-imposed deadlines — and therefore, struggled with productivity. However, after a few years of practice, I’m getting better 🙂
In my personal experience, self-imposed deadlines are one reason I’m able to do everything I do and still have time left over for fun!
I realize it’s currently the middle of February, and not anywhere close to the “New Year”… however, it’s a known fact that many New Year’s goals start to fade away after only 6-8 weeks. And since we’re just over 6 weeks into the New Year, I’m excited to tell you a little more about the very cool NeuYear Calendar.
I’m giving away 10 calendars today… plus 50% off for everyone else!