Tag: Mindfulness

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…

Taking my own advice

From time to time, I am asked to give a little talk about minimalism or capsule wardrobes at some local organisations. I absolutely love doing this. It’s terrific to hear how others react to these ideas, what they might take away and try themselves and, sometimes, why they would never do it! That’s fine –…

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…

Autumn capsule sweet spot

There are now two key points in the year when I luxuriate in a post-shopping haze. When my spring/summer and my autumn/winter capsules have been broadly sorted out. I do enjoy filling the gaps in my capsules with some careful, intentional shopping. But, oh the relief, when this has been achieved. And this from someone…

Minimalism and memories

I recently met with a lovely group of ladies in the village where I live, and we discussed minimalism and the capsule wardrobe. We exchanged ideas, different points of view and our philosophies on the role that clothes can play in our lives. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and it reinforced for me, once…

Minimalism and mindfulness

My brother and his children visited me recently from Ireland. I was so excited to see them.  I planned everything out, booked some events, shopped for food, cleaned the house, got bedclothes ready and finally the day came. When I saw them walking up the drive after a long journey, I flew out to meet…

Loyalty cards

So, here’s something I minimalised recently – loyalty cards. They take up very little physical space – but whoa, the mental energy they take up far outweighs their tiny footprint. I used to have to rummage through my purse to find my debit card amidst the many loyalty cards I had. The amount of times…

The stress of choice

I’m now so used to having a small number of items to choose from when getting dressed, that I find too much choice quite stressful. I went shopping with a friend recently and was taken aback as to how hard I found it. I’ve forgotten how to browse – which, to be honest, I don’t…

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.…

Handbag capsule

Some time ago, I wrote about a handbag I owned but didn’t wear.   I loved it but never seemed to reach for it. I only have three handbags so something didn’t seem right. I decided to include it in my autumn capsule, pleased that I would be using it properly. After a few wears, I…