It is not easy to shell out money to let someone into our home and see our weakness, but remember a professional is a professional. There is no judging and it is probably not the worst they’ve seen. I get it, though, I mean most people who hire a cleaning person probably straighten up at […]
Every article will have a ‘Minimalist Version’ and an ‘Unedited Version’ for your convenience The Minimalist Version: You’ve read, watched and slightly participated, but failed simplifying. Time for a Minimalist Coach. Coaches help conquer fear. Minimalist Coaches pay for themselves. Rita Gardner @ Thriving on Simple is a Minimalist Coach. This is the kick in […]
Have you ever noticed how many e-mails you receive on Black Friday (and the days leading up to it)? This is the perfect time to sit down for about 20 minutes or so and dedicate yourself to unsubscribing from all those e-mails that are inundating your inbox and robbing you of your time. Have no fear, you will not […]
I was living in a world of CHAOS! Every single day was a struggle. I was literally running around like a maniac in an attempt to make a dent in my list of things that needed to be done. I was giving up sleep, hygiene, and nutrition to accomplish this. But that wasn’t enough. One […]
I remember a few times in my life where I just felt like there hadn’t been any happy days in a long time. I was dragging. I can’t say that I was depressed, but there just wasn’t anything great going on. Now, I am talking as a whole, not just waking up on the wrong […]
If you take a look at your junk drawer, medicine cabinet, purse, glove compartment or pantry, you will find loads of items that you do not use. Why is that? Why are we keeping things we don’t use? Answer: Just in case we need it. So much of what we store is for a “just-in-case” […]
I think the main reason we are not likely to call ourselves a minimalist is because it is seen as an oddity. So many people have a misunderstanding of what minimalism is. Minimalists will tell you that there is no real definition. We all have our own idea of what it is. There is one […]
It’s is time to start saying “No, thank you.”
It is important that you begin to use this word more often and more deliberately.
Doing so will help you to keep clutter at bay and not fill your life with commitments.
Pretty soon, people will get the picture and you won’t have to say it so often.
Don’t Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You For nine months I listened to my friend Kevin agonize over his next income tax return. He had recently divorced, was paying alimony, child support and there was a house sold. He had moved to a neighboring state and no longer had property taxes, interest and children to write off. He […]