It all started years ago when I was a new mother and I just couldn’t seem to stay on top of, well, …anything. The laundry was piling up and we never had anything to wear. The house seemed to always be a mess, which made me feel depressed being home all day. I always felt sloppy and dumpy in what I wore. IF I took the time to shower, do my hair, makeup, etc, it took so long that I’d have a screaming baby every.single.time by the end of my involved routine. Dinner time would roll around and I’d have NO idea what I was going to make. My life was a mess. And I was stressed out of my mind.
That’s when I began to think about simplifying my life. I wanted things to be simple, but not plain. I wanted to be able to quickly get dressed and ready for the day. But I also wanted to look polished. So dumping the makeup and letting my hair hang in a boring straight line and wearing sweats wasn’t my solution. So how, I pondered, can I have both? The key came through simplicity.
I began a journey that I’m still on years later to simplify each and every area of my life from my wardrobe, to what I eat, to de-cluttering every square inch of my home, to the way I decorate my home, to my beauty routine, to my children’s toys, etc, etc. And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
The more stuff we have, the more there is to clean, take care of, worry about. And thus the more stress we have and the less time we have. A cluttered home has been proven to cause mild depression. A simpler life brings about a great peace. We weed out the things that don’t really matter and keep the things that do. When we don’t have to spend all our time keeping up with our complicated routines or house full of stuff, we have more time to play with our kids and learn, or do things that inspire us and make us feel alive.
So if you feel like I felt a few years ago and wonder if you’ll ever be able to get on top of things, this blog is for you. What took me years, I hope will take you way less time as I lay out my discoveries for you in comprehensive steps.
Cheers to a less stressful, more peaceful life!