Photo by Erriko Boccia on Unsplash The less I’ve lived with over the past few years, the more I’ve realised I can live without. I never needed all those gaming figurines to prove I enjoyed videogames. I never needed a huge collection of memorabilia and mugs. I didn’t need shelves and shelves of Continue Reading
5 Benefits of Less
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash As I’ve built my decluttering muscles and let go of more and more stuff from my life, people have asked me questions, some curious, and others fearful. The curious wonder what minimalism is and how it is that I’ve got rid of so much stuff. The fearful Continue Reading
Christmas Burnout: Is It Time For a Change?
Feeling tired and burnt out after Christmas? If so, you’re not alone! Festive fizzle-out is all too real, and despite being minimalist, I often suffer from it myself. Perhaps it’s exhaustion from the shopping and the worrying about what to get the people in your life. Maybe it’s the fear Continue Reading
How to Drop the Guilt and Become a Mindful Consumer
Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash When I talk about minimalism, I’m not talking about never enjoying a purchase ever again, Neither am I trying to make you feel guilty about the things you enjoy. I may have purged 80% of my stuff over the years, but even I enjoy a bit of Continue Reading
A Moment of Reflection
Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash We’ve had lovely sunny weather lately in the UK, and this evening, I sat in my garden in a deckchair connecting with my inner child and doing some colouring. When I had finished, I just sat and relaxed for a while; no phone, no laptop, no Continue Reading
Longing to Live
Being out in nature really puts things into perspective. We are tiny in comparison. We have lived a fraction of the time of ancient trees. As early humans, we would have used nature, grown our own food, made things from it, and generally not destroyed it. Rather, we were one Continue Reading
Wearing Blood: Will You Pay The True Cost?
I’ve been a minimalist for a couple of years, and when you’ve been minimalist for a good while, something changes inside you. You start thinking about the Earth and the people and animals who share it with us. It’s as if there’s suddenly space to think about something bigger than Continue Reading
More, More, More – The Reasons You Can’t Stop Buying
We all buy things we don’t need from time to time. Unless we’re incredibly disciplined we get tempted by the seasonal sales, or the second we desire something new, it’s just a few clicks away. But what happens when buying gets out of control? When everything you ever desired surrounds Continue Reading
Upcoming Post – Do You Really Need That?
Are you struggling in a never-ending cycle of buying things you don’t need? Do you feel lost if you’ve not got a parcel on the way? If so, stay tuned for this week’s upcoming post which is all about what keeps us stuck in the cycle, and why you might Continue Reading
The Helping Hand of Failure – Why I Recover Faster
I’m not perfect. Nobody’s perfect. Yet there’s this expectation in society that if you don’t have a high-profile job and don’t own the latest and greatest stuff, you’re no good. Marketers constantly try to convince you you’re lacking in life if you don’t own the latest phone, celebrity endorsed cologne, Continue Reading