I was recently listening to the audiobook of Breaking the Habit of Being Ourselves by Dr. Joe Dispenza and he got on the topic of vices. Of course, being a practicing minimalist, this is always a topic that peeks my interest. Vices are something I talk about specifically in my Shopping Rehab course and is something I get asked about a lot. Taking the time to uncover our vices – because as weird as it sounds, we sometimes don’t even realize we have them.
I have been hosting live decluttering sessions via Zoom for the last few months for one reason: decluttering can be really freaking hard. My sessions were designed to help give people an “accountability buddy” as well as a fool-proof system for clearing through clutter quickly and easily without getting distracted. This was a method I created based off what works best for me when it comes to cleaning or decluttering my space. Imagine my surprise when I began to realize that this method is actually perfect for people who want to declutter but struggle with ADHD! I’ll share the video that gave me this AHA moment as well as my super simple 5 step plan for helping you declutter with ADHD.
I still remember the day I saw a fellow minimalist Instagrammer bring up the question of how many pairs of pants people should own. I chuckled to myself because this was a question I too had gotten so often from people. “How many pairs of pants should I own?” While this question makes me smile a little, the truth is, I had similar questions when I was first starting minimalism which is why I thought it might be time to drop some straight forward answers to some of the weirdest questions I have been asked as a minimalist.
For the last few years I have been working at building a business while homeschooling my kids, running my household, seeing my family members through depression, caring for a dying step dad…And all the while I’ve had this gnawing thought in the back of my mind that I’m missing out – I’m not building my business fast enough. I’ve now come to the realization that we are always building something, it’s just that more often than not we are so focused on what we are not building that we just might be missing out on the pretty spectacular stuff that we are building!
I have been spending the month of June re-reading the book, Present Over Perfect. This was a book I read early on in my minimalist journey and is one I have been finding so much more peace with the second time around. In re-reading the words I can’t help but feel a little flutter in my stomach as I realized I have already put into practice many of the words and suggestions that the author Shauna Niequist shares. However, just like I seem to pick up a new joke whenever I watch The Office, even if I’ve seen the episode 15 times, I found myself hearing a new theme presented to me throughout this book and that theme was finding our soul in the midst of a busy, hustle-filled world.