The Simplicity Journey
The Simplicity Journey is a simplicity path created to provide you with guidance in your simplicity journey. It highlights the different stages you’ll visit as you simplify your life AND it will give you permission to stay focused on one thing at a time.
Keep in mind that this journey doesn’t happen on a straight freeway. It’s more of a winding path. This is something you'll be coming back to again and again, throughout your simplicity journey.
You might spend a month in one stage and a year in another and chances are you’ll revisit some of these stages of simplicity as you move through different stages of life.
Based on the quiz, below is the stage we identified you're in now. We recommend focusing here and starting with the Tiny Steps below.
Wake Up Stage
In this stage, you're motivated to make a change. Your wake-up call could be health, career, or relationship-focused but sometimes it’s something else.
You realize things need to change in this stage and you're curious about simplicity as a means to get started.
Whether you're just getting started or you've been here before, these Tiny Steps will help you make progress.
- Simply notice your wake-up call. Acknowledge it. Write it down. Commit to answering it even if you don't know how.
- Instead of getting overwhelmed, thinking about all of the changes you need to make or steps you must take, identify one. What's the next step, the next change. If you don't know, the next step may be asking for help.
- Release any guilt or shame that rises up with your wake-up call. If you feel guilt for getting yourself in this situation or shame that you didn't answer your wake-up call sooner, give yourself permission to release that now so you can make progress. You've punished yourself enough.
allow me to introduce myself
Hi, I'm Courtney Carver!
I spent much of my adult life tired, stressed, sick and doing work I didn’t care about to make ends meet. I always wanted more or thought I needed more to be happy, but realized after years of decluttering and letting go that happiness isn’t waiting for us, it’s within us.
If you are overwhelmed or exhausted (or both), I know how you feel. I’ve been there. I’ve worked too hard, spent too much, and slept too little.
Simplifying my life gave me the space, time, and love to be more me, and the following practices led me back.
In 2010, I created Be More with Less and minimalist fashion challenge Project 333. Be more with less means: Be more you. Give yourself all the space, time and love to remember who you are. Living with less clutter, busyness, stress and simplifying your life will help you make the room to do what you need to do.
I’m looking forward to learning more about how I can help you create a life that makes you smile every day.
Suggested Reading for Wake Up
you'll also receive an email with links to these for future reference