Welcome to Balance Through Simplicity. I’m Antonia. I’m a writer, mum of 2 feisty, strong-willed girls, step-mum, wife and business owner. This website is where I share my experiences of juggling it all and simplifying life to find more fun and calm in the midst of busy life!
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.
The turning point was a meltdown one day at work. I was signed off sick and encouraged to go home and sort my life out. Although difficult to face up to at the time, this experience was the catalyst for wonderful change and I haven’t looked back!
Learning to simplify my life has made the world of difference. We have less stress, less debt, less pulls on our time and energy. Instead, we have more ease, freedom and space for what truly matters and lifts us up.
Like so many people, we have work and family to juggle, bills to pay and fridges to fill. I’m not saying life is perfect and it’s not always easy, but it’s certainly much eas-IER.
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 children, 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.
I wasn’t enjoying life, being fully present for my family or getting any time for myself. One tiring day just led into the next. It certainly wasn’t how I’d expected and hoped my life would be like.
I wondered if I was doing something wrong or maybe this was just what life was all about. Maybe you feel like this too sometimes?
Facing some uncomfortable truths about how my life had reached this point was a real turning point. I had bills to pay, little kids who needed me and plenty of things in life that I couldn’t control.
What I could do was simplify my life as much as possible, remove the clutter in all its shapes and forms and give myself breathing space in my heart, mind, home and schedule.
A simpler life and more space paved the way for a better quality of life, full of things that we love and value and less of what just brings us down.
I hope that by sharing my experiences and what I’ve learnt over the years, I can help you create a life that’s more on your terms. A life that’s simpler and freer but, most importantly, a life where you get to decide to focus more on what matters and less on what doesn’t.
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