I love to learn about things that I’m passionate about, and of course, that includes simple living and minimalism. Podcasts and audiobooks are always my goto minimalist resources because I can listen while I’m doing dishes or driving. But I also love youtube channels to watch while I’m folding laundry and books to read in whatever quiet moments I can find. So I’ve made a list of some of my favorites books, podcasts, and youtube channels about minimalism.
Having a minimalist home has had lasting benefits in our family. It is easily the best thing we’ve done for our family. The only thing I wish I had done differently with minimalism would be to start sooner.
I’ve identified ten ways that having a minimalist home has improved our every-day lives. Some of these benefits are more external in nature – ways that our days run smoother. The rest are more internal – ways that we feel better from the inside out.
We all know self-care is important, but do we really even understand what best practice self-care looks like?
I think we over-complicate it. I’ve been thinking and reading about this topic for a while, and I want to break down what I’ve learned.
I’ve always wanted to have two habits: consistently use a planner and establish a gratitude practice. Neither has come easy to me, even though I love all things to do with planners and journals.
I love looking at them, picking out the one with the best features, and picking out a pen to use with them.
I even love filling them in with all the things I need and want to do.
For about a week. And then they sit on my shelf or nightstand or in my purse and collect dust. Sometimes for years.