31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity - Day 1

A funny thing happens when you get older – you start to wish for a simpler time.  You want to be able to have the freedom that you had when you were younger, but with all the perks of being an adult.  There is a longing for when you didn't have as much responsibility, as many to-do lists, and errands to run, when you had more time to enjoy life instead of running off to the next thing.

What if there was a way for you to get back to that simpler time?

This month we will explore how you and I can both find freedom in simplicity.

31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity - Introduction

This will not be a series about the back to the land movement, or local everything (although that is a nice way to simplify).  Nor will it be a call to turn off all technology.  I have wanted to do that numerous times, until one of my kids has a question about something that I don’t know, and cannot for the life of me find the answer in one of the hundreds of books that we own.  It also won't specifically be about minimalism - we live in a 2400sf house, that does not scream minimalism to me.

What it will be, however, is a journey of small steps that you can take in order to bring your stress level down, to decrease the amount of decision fatigue that we all feel every day.  Taking a moment to breathe when you need to, rather than running off to the next thing because that is what you usually do.

31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity

Freedom to fearlessly pursue your passions is something that everyone longs for, but we have become so weighed down by the world, by what society says we should be doing; weighed down by the fear we aren’t doing enough, we aren’t doing it right, and there is something better that we need to find.

Will you join me?

This post will act as a table of contents of sorts.  I will be putting all of the posts for this series in this post for easy reference.  You can save this post on Pinterest to come back to.  Or if you would like the post delivered to your inbox daily, you can sign up below.



What would you do with more freedom in your life, in your schedule day to day?  What if you could rid yourself of all that stress of the constant barrage of decisions you need to make?  What if you could find that inner peace in order to be able to live your life to the fullest and pursue your passions with vigor, instead of dreaming about them as something that you will get to, eventually?

25 comments:

  1. I really do worry about what other people think...and that DOES weigh me down. I need to let go of some of that crap.

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  2. I am in a constant state of go. Like today..i got up, started working while drinking my coffee...my daughter got up, fixed her breakfast...went back to working...started homeschooling...still working while she is doing her lessons...took a break to fold and put away laundry...went back to working, while eating lunch...constant state of go. I need to slow down!

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  3. This is a really cool idea. I know I need to allow myself a break once in a while. I actually am leaving the kids with my husband and going to Disney with just my girls the first week of November so that will be a nice get away

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  4. This is great! I do wish for more freedom to do my passions such as cooking, baking and mostly writing! I know ME time is important so I try to squeeze it in before bedtime for the kiddos.

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  5. I've recently embraced the concept of simplicity and it's so freeing. I constantly fight the urge to over-commit and go 100 MPS, but am learning the value of taking time to slow down and enjoy the good life. It really is a refreshing change.

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  6. When I think of my childhood, I fondly remember what it was like to live only for the moment. I didn't stress out about tomorrow. I just thought about now. And I'd love to have more moments like that as an adult. I've been meditating quite a bit lately and find that to be super helpful.

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  7. What is this freedom you speak of? Lol. My husband finishes grad school in December and we are concerned we won't know what to do with ourselves when 2018 rolls around.

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  8. It's good to slow down a bit and just take a breather among the busyness of life. I think it's really important that we find this kind of freedom.

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  9. It is so true. When I moved earlier this year, I took a very minimalistic approach to life, my closet, my decoration and just everything. I feel like the more I let go off everything the more relaxed I feel. I spend less time worrying about things that before would drive me crazy.

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  10. This sounds like a fantastic series! Slowing down and appreciating what I have is really important to me and I think this is a wonderful message to be spreading

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  11. I think I would love this series! Sign me up girl! Can't wait to hear what you are going to say next!

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  12. This is a great series. I don't know what all it will entail but I do know that things need to get paired down in life.

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  13. What a great series sometimes the simple things are the best things.

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  14. I definitely need to work on simplifying my life. I think that is going to be one of my goals for next year.

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  15. This is such a good topic! I'm a huge fan of simplicity and the freedom it brings.

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  16. I'm interested to see what else this month's series will bring! I love freedom and simplicity. I'm definitely in the stage of life of chaos, but all essential chaos, so I'm not sure what I would cut out.

    www.therookiewife.com

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  17. I just love this thought. Living a simple life is something I really enjoy to do.

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  18. I need to simplify my life and learn to let go of things that are dragging me down. Freeing myself from toxic constraints can free up my time for other things that are more positive x

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  19. Yes, Yes, and Yes. I am torturing myself these days, and I know it's because I am trapped in my head about things that I honestly cannot change. Live simple.

    thrifting diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  20. Sometimes when we are too busy we forget to take breaks that could help us greatly. This is such an amazing series and totally agree with living the simple life.

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  21. Embracing the concept of simplicity is a really good idea! I really like the concept of this series!

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  22. My days are long but I'm so appreciative for every work contract that comes my way. I was home with my oldest daughter and for the longest time felt guilty about not being able to give that same experience to my youngest. Although it feels like it's not possible, I definitely need to slow down and simplify.

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  23. I love more freedom to just enjoy life instead of always having to rush around. Sometimes you just need a day or two to do nothing or to read, or go exploring.

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  24. I would travel, read, or create if I had more time. I would spend more time with friends and family. I would hopefully remember to enjoy the moment. I will be reading more of your posts in this series.


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  25. This series is something I love! I am so busy as a work from home mom! Simplifying would be great step for me!

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