Weekend Wisdom: Less wanting, more giving. Less stress, more magic. Less guilt, more peace. Less hustle bustle, more silent nights.
Maybe just the lights.
Every year, I think … maybe just the lights. I used to be an enthusiastic holiday decorator. By enthusiastic I mean that absolutely everything was on display and for each holiday season, I needed more. As I simplified, I pared down my decor from several boxes to one. Now decorating with less feels more meaningful and comforting. As a bonus, it requires less stuff, less time and less energy so that I can be in the holiday magic instead of continually trying to create the holiday magic. This year, we found a smaller tree which will hold fewer ornaments and one year, in the near future … maybe just the lights.
Ok … onto the favorites
31 Days of Gifts started yesterday but it’s not too late to join. Read more about it here.
I love her simple tips.
How to embrace the Danish lifestyle of rest and coziness.
Get off your phone and into your life with these 10 suggestions.
12 inexpensive date night ideas for the most expensive time of year.
Stop black and white thinking with these 4 therapist-backed tips.
This is a lovely holiday playlist.
Celebrate and enjoy 10 things that are not for sale.
The antidote to despair.
A big list of new artist opportunities in the form of grants, residencies, and more.
A solution to Black Friday buyer’s remorse.
63 things to declutter before the end of the year.
If you have container clutter, try the boundary method.
The delight of daily progress.
If you want to save a little brain power, try this.
For more comfort and joy (and way less stress) follow this holiday roadmap.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @amandasimplywell with a lovely list of things to practice.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, restorative, gentle weekend.