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 love to share what I’ve learnt in making these changes and simplifying life in case it might help you too.
When I look back on it, I think life had caught up on me without me even realising it. My days would be filled juggling my young family, managing the home and holding down my job. I was chasing, doing and achieving but at what expense? I tried to do and be ‘all the things’ but had no space for anything else. Maybe you feel like this too sometimes?
I felt stuck. I wanted to make the most of my life instead of feeling steam-rolled by it.
Learning to remove the clutter from life and choosing to make space for what mattered was how I became unstuck. I still have bills to pay, work, family and things to do… but I have a better balance and that balance can shift to whatever needs me the most. To use the name of this website, it’s balance through simplicity. Not perfect, but easier.
Decluttering my home, schedule and life, creating space for what matters and making a better life for our family – and what I’ve learnt along the way – is what I share here.
If you’d like, you can read my story here.
I believe that simplicity helps us carve out space to intentionally create a life we love. The details will look different from person to person but here are some important steps to help guide you and a snapshot of what my website is all about…
The first step in making any changes is to understand how you’re feeling now and how you’d like to feel instead. Perhaps you’d like more free time, less stress, less rushing, less frustration, more direction, more joy. Listen to yourself when things feel off and take action to embark on a new chapter with an open heart and mind. Ask yourself now, how are you (really) feeling?
We live in exciting times but they bring unexpected challenges. We aim high, want bigger, try harder and chase more. This often comes at a cost with too much on our minds, in our schedules, in our homes. Cue frustration, resentment, tiredness or simply an overstuffed life with no room left for us. Clear the clutter, remove the distraction and give yourself room to breathe and grow. Start decluttering here.
Decluttering our homes is a popular place to begin but space comes in many shapes and forms. Taking baby steps to clear the rest of our everyday clutter requires a mindset shift. Focus less on what you’re getting rid of and more on what you’re gaining more of in the process – more time, more ease, more freedom. What do you want more of? Discover the Minimalist lifestyle here.
Sometimes we know what we want from life. Sometimes we’re so overwhelmed that we can’t think straight. As we simplify life, think differently about the stuff we let in and keep out, we become more aware of what lifts us up and what brings us down. Getting clear on what you want and what really matters will help align your everyday choices with intentionally creating a life you love. What would that life look like to you? Learn more about intentional living here.
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So, now you know what my site is about, what’s your next step?
Here are some suggestions for when you’re ready:
If you’d like to contact me, share your thoughts, introduce yourself, provide feedback or ask a question, I’d love to hear from you! Please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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