It hit me the other day... All this "being busy" that I threw myself into post divorce literally goes against who I am. As a minimalist, I try to focus on intentional living and not flooding my calendar. It's important to rest, recharge and reset. For almost a month I have done absolutely none of … Continue reading Slowing Down.
A few months ago I stayed at Getaway Boston's tiny house for a solo trip.I did it again for Easter Sunday. I knew the kiddos were going to be hanging half the day with their dad and my mom had come early to visit for Easter. It came at a great time.With the looks of … Continue reading Solo Venture… Again.
Back in the day, I used to laugh at "self care." I thought it was a waste of time and unnecessary. But overtime, especially through separation and divorce, I've learned that it is essential. Reading:Of course, so simple yet so relaxing. I'm currently reading Lives of the Stoics and have been loving it. I've become … Continue reading Self Care Habits.
I have to say, this no spend month went south in most areas the second week in.Not only did our stimulus money come in, I ran out of a few things. There were a few of purchases that I had not planned. Two of them were vitamins; vitamin D and my B-complex. I didn't realized … Continue reading No Spend Month [Halfway Update].
I had every intention to writing a post this past weekend, yet it just never came to me.There have been a few things going on, but I'll share that in a post another time. I've just been enjoying spending more time with the kiddos than I would have if I was working.It's funny because for … Continue reading Lately.
We got a new table and chair set after a couple of chairs had broken from our kitchen set. It was from Pat's grandmother and I believe it was almost 50 years old. It's definitely served it's purpose. During quarantine, the kitchen table had become the hot spot for a million activities, including homeschooling.It was … Continue reading New Addition.
I have to admit while I was finding my groove before with being at home, for some reason I have fallen off this weekend [and the past few days]. I just haven't had the motivation at night to work on my [entire] night routine. Instead, I've been focusing on making to-do lists first thing in … Continue reading Weekend Recap.
This week I experienced burnout; again. I experienced burnout last September going through all the motions with my husband. This time, it was between being down, lack of sleep, over caffeinating and working out too hard when I shouldn't have. Yes even I, the fitness instructor, am human. I took off this week from my … Continue reading Burnout.
I recently finished my first book of 2020, 'Stillness Is The Key.' Really good, but definitely not a light read [to me]. There were many pages that I had to reread but all in all, it was a fantastic book about becoming more "still." It takes ideologies from Stoicism and Buddhism and put it into … Continue reading Getting It Together.
Just as with most things in life, decluttering is NOT a destination, it's a journey. Just because you declutter once, doesn't mean that is the end. You have to continue on with the process and be more mindful of the items that enter your home. Even though I had decluttered the kitchen earlier this year, … Continue reading Decluttering for the Holidays