With everything that is going on right now, it is the perfect time to reflect on some things. Today I am sharing some ideas on cultivating a simplified life and home.
Hey there friends.
With all this extra time at home you may be reevaluating your home and life.
Have you ever really thought about what it means to cultivate a more simplified life and home?
Today I am going to share with you a few things ideas that have helped me on this journey of cultivating a more simplified life and home.
Tools for a less complicated life and home
To help me begin, I ordered “Powersheets” from www.shop.cultivatewhatmatters.com .
This is an amazing tool for goal setting as well as figuring out just what matters in your life.
Inside this jewel are some great quotes to get you thinking about what you want to change and grow as well as what you need to let go of.
Page after page it ask hard questions that help in figuring out the plan for your best life.
The process of using these sheets help connect what matter to your goals, and also gives you insight to your life path.
The “powersheets” are perfect for self discovery and realizing what is important in life, home and work.
I wrote down all the things I have dreamed about doing yet have been fearful of , therefore, I had done nothing.
These sheets have helped me to work through some of that fear and start pushing to start the process of meeting some goals I have had for myself, my home and my family.
In today’s culture everyone is so busy and distracted from the things that really matter, this workbook is an awesome tool to gain some clarity and direction.
Going through the questions in the book has helped me see that cultivating a comfortable yet simple home is a main goal of mine.
This is a hard one for me because I love to decorate and do projects all the time, it is my creative outlet.
In the last several months I have been editing the decor that I felt led to purchase because it was trendy, or the latest and greatest, but was not really my style or my true desire.
The key to creating a more simplified life and home is beginning with a quiet space and mind.
Quieting your spaces
Pick a room you would like to begin in your home and remove all the decor and accessories.
This is what the Nester refers to as “quieting your space”.
Quieting a space helps you to see the room without any distractions and to really figure out your true desire for a more simplified life space.
What is a simplified life
According to Merriam-Webster.com, living a simple life “referred to a manner of living in which a person does not own many things or use many modern machines and usually lives in the countryside.”
That is not the simplified life of today.
For me, the idea of living a more simplified life entails living a life that is true to who you are, surrounding yourself and your family with warmth, love and things that are important for your family.
Adding in decor
After your space is quieted and you have come up with how you would like the room to feel.
Discover what you want to put back in the space, then it is time to do just that.
Every wall does not have to have something on it, nor does every space.
Adding back in what you love and what brings your family joy.
Simple life and home
Having a beautiful, comfy homes does not mean filling it full of meaningless things in order to fill the space.
This only creates mental clutter and stress in our lives.
Organize the items you do have in your home to lessen mental clutter.
I will come back another time to post about how to organize your space, but the idea here is to not have as much stuff.
Instead surround yourself with things that you truly love and use or are connected to a memory in some way.
Thus creating a more simplified home and life.
Simplifying your life, home and work frees up your mind to enjoy the life you were meant to live.
I have a way to go on this simplified living journey but I am determined to simplify things in my life for not just myself but for our family,.
So my children see that having an inviting home is not about the stuff you fill your home up with, but how you share it with others.
Till next time