Weekend Wisdom: Holding onto stuff and clutter is harder than letting it go. You have to hold on every day, but you only let go of it once.
Less isn’t nothing.
I made this ornament with my mom in the 1970s. Would a good minimalist save this little piece of childhood artwork/holiday memory? Maybe not. Does that matter to me? Not really. I dress with 33 items or less, burn or shred my journals and live a clutter-free, debt-free life. I work for myself, spend lots of time alone and save a few Christmas ornaments I made as a child and some that my child made with me when she was a child. Living a simple life has never been my intention. Simplifying so that I can show up for my life is what I care about. Minimalism is the tool not the goal. That means “less” looks different for everyone which means you can’t do it wrong. Simplify in a way that allows you to show up for the life you want. Use minimalism as inspiration to make room for you, your family, your art, your work and your favorite things. Simplicity is not a sacrifice. It’s a gift and an honor to be discerning about what you want in your life. I have no interest in owning the least amount of things for the sake of owning the least amount of things. If that makes me a bad minimalist, that’s ok with me.
Ok … onto the favorites:
How to build a capsule wardrobe (with a pic of my current wardrobe).
And then see what I’ve been wearing lately here.
25 things not to add to your Christmas to-do list.
There were some false rumors about a sequel to my fav holiday movie. Easing my pain by listening to the soundtrack.
5 Sunday rituals to start the week off on the right foot.
Currently listening to this and reading this.
If you have any upcoming travel plans, here are your travel hacks.
One more reason to like yourself.
Even though I crave less tech, I love it’s positive impact.
What comes after ambition?
The most popular post on Be More With Less of the year (again).
24 powerful ways to end the year
One of the most popular Be More With Less Instagram posts this year (again).
51 ideas to kickstart a new self-care routine.
If you don’t know how to relax, these 11 tips will help.
How to simplify anything.
If you have to get out the door faster, try these 12 morning routine hacks.
I loved this conversation so much (you will want to take notes)
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @alex with a little reminder that you don’t have to get everything done by the end of the day, the end of the week or the end of the year.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.