Weekend wisdom: Make space for more life, not more stuff.
I’m happy to report that the most stressful thing that happened on my recent vacation was that my Kindle overheated. I don’t know if it was the sun or ALL OF THE READING. It was such a joy to sit around and read all day long. When I got home I was thrilled to see the following in a NYT article (gift link) on how to protect your memory that a friend shared on Instagram.
One early indicator of memory issues, according to Dr. Restak, is giving up on fiction. “People, when they begin to have memory difficulties, tend to switch to reading nonfiction,” he said. Over his decades of treating patients, Dr. Restak has noticed that fiction requires active engagement with the text, starting at the beginning and working through to the end. “You have to remember what the character did on Page 3 by the time you get to Page 11,” he said.
I’ll share the three books I read on the trip in the favorites!
Ok … onto the favorites.
What I read on vacation:
Don’t judge me but I can’t wait for this!
How to start a new hobby.
It finally feels like spring, so I’m listening to this.
A great list of tools and resources to help you cope with anxiety.
If you like ice cream, here is some good news (maybe).
7 tiny steps for the beginner minimalist.
I’ll be pre-ordering this book.
Unclutter my heart (the impossible task of letting go your kid’s stuff)
You’ll want to ask these two questions if you want to get rid of paper clutter.
6 things to declutter when you only have 15 minutes.
My lovely sister-in-law is raising money (in my honor) for MS research. Support her here.
The joy of simple pleasures.
How to be kinder to yourself.
We offer Declutter Hours in The Simplicity Space. Here’s why.
Some ideas on living a long and enjoyable life.
If you want to be in a better mood hack your happiness hormones like this.
Simplicity inspiration I shared on Instagram this month.
If you want to create a capsule wardrobe for your kids, read this.
How to create a “culture of slow” at home.
I say it with love but the truth hurts.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @tinybuddhaofficial because this = inner peace.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, slow, loving weekend.