Thursday, October 24, 2013

{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 24

This month I am participating in the nester's {31 Days} challenge.  My topic for the month is Back to Basics.  If you would like to follow along youcan find all of my posts here.


Simple living is a natural partner in any “back to basics” journey.  Now, I am not saying that the lifestyle that I am attempting to live is simple, but there are definitely some strategies to make life a little bit easier when making any type of green living change.

The first strategy would be to reduce the amount of clutter in your life.  The less clutter in your home and in your life, the less you need to clean and organize.  Overall, it is probably one of the best strategies in the world for getting back to basics.  You want the freedom to make the changes without too much of a consequence. 

Another really important step for my family is to reduce the commitments we have outside the home.  And no other time has that been apparent to me than this fall, when we have had commitments just about every evening…every week.  It started out easy enough, soccer practice once a week and a game on the weekend.  Then we added some other commitments at church, and then there were other kid activities that we were doing, and then we were so busy, even our weekends were no longer relaxing.  I am sure some people thrive while being so busy.  Me, not so much! 

Reducing the time commitment in areas of our lives that are not as important to us frees up time to do the things that are important to us. 

The simplicity movement definitely can help in this area.  The less stuff we have, the less we have to take care of, the more time we have to hang laundry outside J


Do you have any simple living tips?  Do you follow a minimalist mindset?  What do you do about all of the commitments you have?

1 comment:

  1. I am ALL for prioritizing and making our family matter this year. Time goes too quickly for another holiday to pass with regrets. (I'm really not that deep but you know what I'm saying, right?)

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