Category: Minimalism

Hit that pause button!

As many of you will know from my little bio on my blog, I practise yoga. Our lovely yoga teacher often advises us to stop, pause and just notice what we are doing or how we are feeling. I try to carry this excellent piece of advice over the threshold of the yoga class and…

Minimalism Mastermind!

In the UK, there was a BBC television quiz programme called Mastermind, where the quizmaster used to say ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’ if the buzzer, signalling the end of a round, sounded mid-way through a question. I’ve applied that principle to some ideas and goals I have. For those of you interested in Belbin,…

Half measures

I’m much better at de-cluttering than I used to be. By which I mean, I make better decisions regarding what I want to keep, rather than trying to decide what to discard. But one thing that helps me, when I get a bit dithery about making a decision, is taking a half-measure. Rather than de-cluttering…

Digital clutter

Can we have a quick chat about digital clutter? There are loads of posts, articles and even TV programmes on de-cluttering at the moment and I think it’s terrific. There’s something about the beginning of a new year that energises us and makes us (well, some of us) look at our stuff in a different…

Minimalism and identity

Do you know why I used to find de-cluttering tough? Because I felt I was throwing out little bits of me. Do you know why I now find it easier? Because I know that’s not true. Let me back up a little …..   Looking back, I think I used to identify myself through my…

Decluttering resolutions

I told Mr. Minimal-Lol about my idea for decluttering resolutions. He thought I was resolving to declutter even more in 2019 and a look of horror passed over his face. Oh, it’s a constant balancing act when a minimalist lives with a maximalist! While I probably will declutter from time to time (trying not to…

100 blog posts!

Today marks my 100th blog post! That’s about 98 more than I ever thought I’d write. And it means that about 99 times in a row, I have spent a panicky couple of hours thinking I have nothing to say and nothing to write about. And then I write a little something and people are…

Minimalism at Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! Yes, my powers of observation rival those of Sherlock Holmes 😉 Every year, I think ‘I could have been more of a minimalist’ and this is especially true at Christmas. I have a lot of good intentions and, while each year I achieve more and more of my minimalist goals, it’s not…

Overwhelmed by clutter

A friend of mine had the sad, but necessary task, of helping an elderly relative move into some sheltered accommodation. Her relative needed to downsize so she asked me to give her a hand. I was quite excited – a de-cluttering project!! Right up my street. However, when I got to the house, I felt…

5 tips for Christmas conversations!

Last year, I wrote about how I had left it a little late to have meaningful conversations with loved ones about exchanging gifts, or rather not exchanging. So, I did my best to gift consumables or experiences and accepted any gifts with love and gratitude. I had a lovely Christmas and I felt blessed and…