Hello, I’m Antonia and welcome to Balance Through Simplicity. I’m so pleased you’re here! I’m a writer, mum of two feisty, strong-willed girls, step-mum, wife and business owner.
Simplifying my life was the thing that saved me when I was at my lowest point, struggling to juggle a young family, busy career and a million other things – all day, every day.
It came to a head one day when I broke down at work and was encouraged to go home to ‘sort myself out’. This difficult experience became the catalyst for wonderful change and I haven’t looked back!
This website is my passion project, calm space and creative outlet where I share what I’ve learnt in making these changes and simplifying life in case it might help you too.
Modern life can be tough. We’re encouraged from every angle to do more, achieve more, buy more, BE more… Yet more of all these things doesn’t mean that we’re happier or more fulfilled. It didn’t for me and that’s why I created this site.
Every month, thousands of people come to my site searching for something. Perhaps as a reaction against their busy life or perhaps because they’re feeling overstretched, out of sync with their life or just ready for a change.
If you’re reading this because you feel the same, then please know you’re not alone!
A few years ago, I was feeling all of this and more. I was trying to do ‘all the things’, juggling a career with a young family, running on adrenalin and coffee and always chasing my tail. I was tired, frustrated and overstretched. Sound familiar?!
A melt-down at work forced me to re-think things. I researched ways to make life easier, carve out more time, swap stress for space and enjoy my kids and my life right now instead of always playing catch-up.
I found websites talking about living a simpler, intentional life. Clearing the clutter, slowing down, owning less but living more, finding direction and aligning everyday choices with priorities that I’d chosen (instead of what my busy, overstuffed home and life was choosing for me).
Through a series of small, sustained steps my life changed in subtle but profound ways. This website is a space where I share what I’ve learnt.
If you’re feeling stuck in life or ready for change, I hope I can support and encourage you to find another way… a simpler way. Life won’t always be easy or perfect but I do believe you can find a better balance through simplicity!
My website is packed with tips, information and resources to help you simplify life. To help you find what you’re looking for (or give you inspiration if you’re not quite sure what you need!), let me give you a little guide on what to expect…
Home is where the heart is but it can also be a big source of stress and a drain on your time and energy. I write about:
Decluttering my home was my first step but decluttering my time and getting more organised was a huge change. I share tips on:
Clearing the clutter is so much more than less stuff. Simplicity gives us room to breathe and space to grow. This section of my site is all about positivity, self-care and intentionally creating your best life. I cover:
I understand it can be difficult knowing where or how to start so here are some suggestions for when you’re ready…
If you have any questions, feedback or comments you’d like to share, please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you and I do my best to reply to every email I receive.
P.S. Just a quick note: You won’t find any annoying ads or sponsored posts on my site (except for being an Amazon affiliate). I offer a selection of resources, some of which I charge for, to support and inspire your simplicity journey. These contribute to the running costs of this site and help me offer lots of other totally free content for you!