Living a minimalist life means that you’re focusing on the things that really matter most to you. I think all of us can benefit from re-evaluating our priorities to stop us being distracted by unnecessary clutter that takes up our valuable time, energy and essentially our freedom. But, I think that out of all the groups of people who can benefit from making lifestyle changes that help us pour the best of ourselves into those priorities, its mothers that have the most to gain. Check out this post on Minimalism and motherhood and 7 ways Minimalism makes me a better mother.
As much as we love our kids, they do tend to bring an extra dose of chaos and clutter into our lives! I love the sound of my children having … Read More
Minimalism can really boost your productivity, whether it’s in the workplace or at home. Removing unnecessary distractions, keeping your environment clear to avoid visual and mental clutter and enabling you to focus on the important tasks, all contribute to better productivity and time management. Busy Mums can always benefit from ways to do more in the time they’ve got available so check out my post on 7 ways Minimalism boosts productivity and time management for the busy Mum!
How many times do you get to the end of the day and realise that you’ve still got loads of things to do but you’ve just run out of time? Would you like to be more organised and use the time that you DO have in your day more productively, so you can do everything you need to do and still find a bit of time for the things you WANT to do? Guess what! It’s all possible but it just requires a little planning and organisation from you. To give you a hand, check out this post on 24 life-changing habits to include in your daily routine which will help you get organised, increase your productivity and enjoy your mum-life!
I’ve always encouraged my kids to help do chores around the house. As long as the chores are age-appropriate, I feel that it will help my kids, both now and in the future, and the rest of the family certainly benefits too. Check out this post to learn more about kids and chores and why and how to encourage kids to help at home. I’ve also included some ideas for chores that your kids could do at different ages to help you all get started!
Home is where the heart is. You want your home to reflect your family’s personality and be a space where you can relax, have fun and spend time in. But, if you’re looking to make your home simpler, calmer and much easier to look after as well, then read this post on how to make your home more minimalist. You’ll see that you can create a minimalist home that works for your family without having just bare white walls and no furniture! Check out my simple guide to creating a minimalist family home that works for you!
Mums often put themselves at the bottom of the priority list, often too tired or too busy to look after ourselves when we’ve been looking after others all day. But, to do this well, without the risk of burn-out, it’s so important that we keep physically and emotionally strong.
Check out my 5 essential daily self-care practices for busy Mums and the reasons why they’re so important. They’ll help you take each day in your stride and be ready to face whatever life throws at you!
Do you hit a mental brick wall at some point in the day because you’re so tired that you just can’t summon up enough energy to carry on? Or do you feel so frazzled and lacking in patience that you’re about to shout at your kids when you know there’s probably a better way to handle the situation? Or, do you feel like screaming at the top of your voice that you want some alone time but instead your kids are clinging to you and won’t stop asking for things or demanding your attention. Before you lose the plot entirely, or for times when you need a shoulder to cry on or some encouraging words to show you that you CAN do this, remember these 5 quick ways to motivate, encourage and help an overwhelmed Mum when she can’t take any more.
Minimalism once used to be associated with interior design but has now become a much more wide-spread and popular movement for people who no longer wish to spend their time, energy and money looking after lots of stuff and chasing lifestyles which are bigger and better than everyone else. Instead, they choose to get rid of anything that doesn’t add value, purpose or bring happiness into their life, so they can focus on what’s important to them. Overwhelmed, busy Mums who juggle so many demands and endless To Do lists need Minimalism to make things simpler, easier and to enable them to enjoy and embrace motherhood rather than just struggling to get through it. Check out this post on why Mums need Minimalism to make life easier.
Decluttering the toys as part of a minimalist, simpler life is one of the best things I ever did. It created more time and less stress for me, and my children learnt to develop imaginative and creative games with the toys they did have, rather than being overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much choice. But, how do you know which toys to keep and which to get rid of? In this post I explain a bit more about minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter.
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