Tag: Gratitude

Channelling change

I’ve been an (aspiring) minimalist for over four years now and there have been a lot of changes in my life as a result. And, as is often the case with significant changes that take place, after a while – they’re not so significant. They become normal. This is good – this process helps normalise…

The more of less – Part 2

Last week, I wrote about how de-cluttering my belongings, ended up with me feeling as though I had a lot more. This is just one of the many benefits of minimalism – as I have only those items I truly love, I use them a lot more. Fewer things = more usage; more things =…

The more of less, Part 1

Is there some weird universal law I haven’t heard about?! When I started to de-clutter my belongings and ended up with a lot less, I seemed to, conversely, have a lot more. And I don’t even mean the intangible things like time and space (more of that next week) – I mean actual physical items.…

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…

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…

Method for mindfulness

My lovely friend, Dawn, recently gave me a gratitude journal. In essence, it’s a method for increased mindfulness, wrapped up in a cute little notebook. Minimalism helps me be more intentional, focused, appreciative and mindful, both of what I have and what I am. But it’s all too easy to forget my numerous blessings amongst…

One year blogging

Today marks my one-year anniversary of blogging. I started this blog to chart my journey to simplicity and the lessons learned on the way. I have read a lot about minimalism over the past couple of years and I don’t think I ever say anything too original or ground-breaking. But it is a true account…

New wardrobe, new perspective!

After the disruption inevitably brought about by the replacement of our wardrobes, peace has once again broken out in the Minimal-Lol household! The new wardrobe and chest of drawers are now in place. Living in the midst of clutter has become a dim and distant memory.  Whew! (The photos below are to just give you…

End of year minimalist ramblings

A few minimalist musings at the end of another year …. I’ve made a lot of progress this year in my journey to simplicity – but there have been many detours, cul-de-sacs and roundabout routes. I want to build on these experiences and progress more next year. To help me do this, I’ve reflected on…

A minimalist Christmas

So, at the risk of stating the obvious – it’s Christmas! And may I start with sharing my favourite decorations this year – home-made cards from my nephews and niece – how cute are these?! There are so many different brands and flavours of minimalism and I think this becomes even more obvious around Christmas.…