TIPS FOR SIMPLE LIVING

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It’s holiday season and that can either be a real joy for some of us or the most stressful time of the year. There was a time in my life when I tried to squeeze in as much as I could in my day because I thought that was the only way to be productive. Fast forward a few years and a couple of anxiety attacks and I can proudly say I no longer think that way. I’m now living at a slower pace and making thoughtful decisions – which makes my life more enjoyable. Here are a few tips I’ve found have worked as I’ve tried to simplify the noise around me:

Select the top 4 – 5 things that are most important to you and commit your time to them.

Simplify your wardrobe. It’s possible and so liberating. You know exactly what’s available to wear, everything can be mixed and matched, oh! and laundry is a breeze.

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Say no. Period.

Turn off notifications. We check our phones out of habit – almost like its a nervous tick. I’ve found turning off notifications has forced me to check my phone at a time that works for me rather than as they come in. Real talk, Do Not Disturb is my favorite. I realize that may not work for people who have more responsibilities than mean (aka children).

Own less. This is a similar concept to limiting your wardrobe to what you need and makes you feel good. Too many things can sometimes feel like a burden or responsibility. Why not just invest in some quality pieces and a few nice to have that make you happy and keeps your space neat and clutter free? I find purging every 6 months helps keep me in check.

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5 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS I FOLLOW

In my opinion, Instagram is a wonderful platform to inspire and be inspired. I can spend quite a bit of time scrolling through countless accounts and photos. Although there are many to chose from, here are 5 accounts I’m enjoying.

For a little style inspiration:

Sara Covey

Check this Gram out for a little wanderlust:

CNTraveler

Get your fix of beautiful lettering here:

HomSweetHom

Learn about intentional living here:

TheGoodTrade

Be encouraged to be the woman He designed you to be here:

DeeplyRootedMag