Lifestyle & Mindset

On Living in the Present

“It was easier back then.” “It was more fun before.” “Those friends understood me better.” These are all thoughts I’ve had, and I know some of the people around me have had similar ones recently. It’s so easy to get caught up in how good the past was. We idealize our past circumstances and friendships… Continue reading On Living in the Present

Lifestyle & Mindset

Finding Balance in Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t a cookie cutter type of lifestyle, nor should it be. It’s different for every person who practices this approach to life. While I often give some guidelines or ideas about what to get rid of or how to make this lifestyle work for you, the goal isn’t for your version of minimalism to… Continue reading Finding Balance in Minimalism

Lifestyle & Mindset

Take Care of Yourself

When we talk about self-care, we often refer to bubble baths, spa days, or lying in bed all day reading a book. Essentially, we talk about all the little treats we want to give ourselves for surviving the stresses of life. And while these indulgences are nice and can help us decompress, that’s not all… Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

Lifestyle & Mindset

Giving Gifts as a Minimalist

Once choice a lot of people make when they decide they’d like to pursue minimalism is that they stop shopping are at least shop a lot less. But then someone’s birthday rolls around, or a holiday, and it’s tricky to know what to do. It’s not like the gift would add to your own clutter,… Continue reading Giving Gifts as a Minimalist

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

Mental Decluttering Tips

When it comes to decluttering, we usually focus on our physical space. It’s equally important, though, to worry about keeping a clear mind as well. Here are a few tips to help you avoid feeling like your mind is getting cluttered with junk. Decide which things you care about most. It’s easy to say yes… Continue reading Mental Decluttering Tips

Lifestyle & Mindset

Buy Experiences, Not Things

If you’re trying to declutter your life and purchase less items, then you’re doing a lot less casual shopping. And if this was previously one of your go-to activities, you might be having a hard time figuring out what to do for fun instead. Here are a few ways you can still go out and… Continue reading Buy Experiences, Not Things

Lifestyle & Mindset

Applying Minimalism to Life with a Pet

When I got my pet bunny Yoda, I was just starting to get into the idea of minimalism and of living with less. I wasn’t yet deep into the decluttering process and wasn’t yet aware of how much my mindset was about to change. Having him has been a wonderful experience so far, and I… Continue reading Applying Minimalism to Life with a Pet

Lifestyle & Mindset

How to Make a New Place Feel Like Home

It’s been about a month since I arrived at my current place of residence.  It’s a completely new town, state, and work situation. And it’s been a little tricky to get to a point where I feel comfortable with where I am. But here are some things I’ve found have helped me feel more at… Continue reading How to Make a New Place Feel Like Home

Lifestyle & Mindset

How to Keep in Touch with Friends

There are many times in life when we get split up from friends. And I don’t mean that we fight and stop talking for a while. I’m talking about the times where all our close friends are too far away to make it possible to hang out. It can be hard to be away from… Continue reading How to Keep in Touch with Friends

Lifestyle & Mindset

What to Do When You’re Done Decluttering

This post is for the people who have been decluttering for a while now and are now basically content with their space. Maybe you’re still not completely satisfied with your wardrobe yet or there are still too many bottles of lotion in your bathroom. But you’ve made a lot of noticeable progress, and now you’re… Continue reading What to Do When You’re Done Decluttering

Lifestyle & Mindset, Money & Shopping

7 New Activities to Try out This Summer

Summer is a time when people like to get out and try new things, maybe take a few trips, or just hang out with friends. It’s a time when most people are up for an adventure. But if you’re anything like me, you might not have that much money to make something fun and adventurous… Continue reading 7 New Activities to Try out This Summer

Lifestyle & Mindset

23 Things I’m Thankful For

If you’re friends with me, you undoubtedly know that I am a huge fan of birthdays and of my own in particular. So today, in honor of my birthday, I’ve decided to post a list of 23 things I’m thankful for. I think it’s a great way to remind myself of all the great things… Continue reading 23 Things I’m Thankful For

Lifestyle & Mindset

5 Ways to Read More Books

If you’re like me, you love books and reading, but you don’t always make the time for it. So I’ve been making some changes to make sure I get in some reading every single day. Hopefully these benefit you as well. Here are my tips: Read thirty minutes every morning or night. Starting and/or ending… Continue reading 5 Ways to Read More Books