After becoming a minimalist, holiday gift-giving and receiving became more complicated. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love gift-giving, and I truly cherish all of the gifts I receive, but I try to be more thoughtful and practical since I decluttered 60% of my belongings.
Here are 12 practical and thoughtful gifts ideas for the minimalist in your life. Read More
Since I take a minimalist approach to spending and consuming, being around someone who is less frugal means even the tiniest luxuries make me feel bubbly and alive. Read More
Lately I’ve been going down a rabbit hole of minimalist YouTube channels. Several videos kept popping up titled, “Decluttering My Fantasy Self” and I was intrigued... Keep reading to learn how to identify your "fantasy selves" and get rid of those skeletons in your closet so your authentic self can have the spotlight. Read More
This month I wrote a lot about cultivating a minimalist mindset. For me, minimalism began with changing my mindset about consumption, relationships, and letting go, and less about the act of decluttering (although we will definitely get into that!) Here is a super actionable list of things to do to start thinking like a minimalist... Read More
Eliminating desire seems to go against every natural human inclination, but with practice and through mindful habit-building, it is possible. And once small milestones are achieved, it is also deeply gratifying. But how do we start making the small steps toward wanting less? Here is the formula that worked for me.I encourage you to use your biggest consumption weakness and tackle it using some of the strategies I discuss. All it takes is a couple minutes of mindful reflection and a commitment to change your environment to set yourself up for success. Read More
Alternate Title: "Doing What You Can With What You’ve Got"
This year, I decided to make creativity a priority in my life. Keeping with this thread, I knew I would eventually need to designate a space in my home to create. I turned my spare room into a creative studio with a super small budget. Take a look at my process and let your imagination run wild with what you could do with your space! You don't need a whole room, either. You could just as easily set up a writing desk in a corner of your living room or buy an organization station for your art supplies. Read More
I started decluttering my mind and then my possessions so that I could focus on my creative habits and routines. By getting rid of unnecessary thoughts and objects, I was able to focus on the things that are truly important to me. Does minimalism help you to feel more creative? Read More