New year, new you - like we haven’t heard that before. As a former ecomm marketing manager, that was a favorite catchphrase for January. Ironically, it gets old.
Instead of “starting over” for the new year, why not make specific changes that really WORK for you? Live a life you love, once and for all.
When I discovered “minimalism”, and that it was OKAY to let go and make my home actually work for me and not against me, a lightbulb went off. Multiple studies have proven (love this one from Stanford - bewell.stanford.edu/a-clean-well-lighted-place/) that clutter raises cortisol (the STRESS hormone). According to the NIH, stress is linked to the six leading causes of death. If you’re stressed at home, frustrated with your environment and your daily life with kids is chaos, know that it doesn’t have to be that way.
You can turn your home around into a place of peace (and you don’t have to be a type A, super organized person, either). You can adjust habits and routines you already have and take deliberate steps to do as this quote by Joshua Becker says - craft the life you want by getting rid of what you don’t. Start small by clearing out the clutter and excess, keeping only what you love and what works for your family.
LESS is more. More time, more fun, and more money in your pocket. This week, I’ll take it back to the basics of minimalish and help you get started on your journey.
Just getting started with minimalish living? Tell me, what's one thing you could let go of TODAY?