I think that people talk a lot about simplifying their lives and what they mean is get rid of old stuff to make way for new stuff. Living simply isn’t replacing your cups with mason jars. The appearance of “simple” can be deceiving- twee is not simple, it is planned and complicated and ick.
I think that this applies to things that we buy but also our state of mind. We are in this constant purging/acquiring pattern, which is maybe better than just continually acquiring but is no less exhausting or guilt ridden.
I have been on a mission to break out of the purge/acquire pattern and just live simply.
For me, simple means uncomplicated, transparent, quiet and just more relaxed.
For the next several weeks, I just want to talk about what that means to me, what that has looked like for our family and ways that you can start to make small steps to live just a little softer.
Here are my planned posting areas. If you have any other areas you would like to hear about, email me or just comment and I’ll either write about it or find someone more qualified to write about that area.
-Quieting the “need” monster
-Simple Life with children
-Simple Life with a techie husband
-Getting our actual needs (food, dress, home) met without getting complicated
-Art’s role in the Simple Life
-Thief of Joy (About comparison and social media)
-Simple is a mindset
There are certainly parts of my life that are un-simple and I’ll talk about those too. I think that living a non-consumerist life with kids is crazy hard and mine are only 1 & 3. This is an area I’m growing in all the time and am looking forward to tips from you all.