As I swiftly approach my 30th birthday (just over 6 (edit: oops. actually 5…) months away!), I’m becoming more and more in need of a simpler life. I used to so easily fall prey to the notion of “more, more, more”, but over the last year or so that’s changed drastically. This shift in mindset is likely due to a number of things – financial necessity and an overwhelmed sense of mental exhaustion being two big ones. #wompwomp
Have you ever felt like there’s literally just no more room in your brain to function efficiently?
That’s what I was dealing with. Not sad or anything – in fact, as a mama and wife and at my job, (all which I LOVE) I’ve honestly never felt happier – just mentally cluttered. I’d go to work and then at the end of the day get home feeling overwhelmed at all the stuff. Sure, we have things that I absolutely LOVE and will never get rid of. But, do we also have things that I look at and think “why the eff is that here?” YUP. I feel like we’re constantly just shoving things out of sight instead of being intentional about each thing we own. I want to look around each room of my home and feel content and in love with what I see. I want to proudly display the pieces we have as things we love. I want it all to serve a purpose. I want to NOT spend every waking minute at home thinking about the laundry and dishes and tidying of toys. Mostly, I want to have brain power, enough mental clarity, and finally, TIME left over at the end of each day for the things I truly love – my family, this space, collaborating, building and having community. The important things. The things that really, truly make a life.
We’re working toward building a simpler lifestyle. It will be a process. There will likely be push back from people who just don’t understand. That’s okay. This is an important move for us and I’m honestly thrilled about it. You know how I mentioned how heavy I’ve been feeling? Just making the decision to do this has me so much lighter. If the IDEA can do such wonders just imagine the implementation of it!
We’re making lists of things to sell and give away. We’re cleaning out every drawer and closet. We’re prioritizing what we feel is most important for our little family. We’re really doing this.
How many of you live a simple lifestyle? What tips do you have for us?
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