Weekend Wisdom: Feeling guilty for taking care of yourself is not taking care of yourself.
I’m not organized but my spices are.
I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I am not very organized. That’s why living with less works so well for me. Less to clean, less to find, less to sort, less to distract me … less is best.
That said, I cook a lot and so I have a lot of spices. For the longest time, they lived on a rotating platform. We tried to organize and arrange and sort and they always got messy again. Totally my fault. I’m not built to keep so many things where they belong.
When I looked at the 50 or so bottles and jars, I recognized that the same way we use 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time, the same held true with my spices. On a daily basis, I use salt, pepper, olive oil, crushed red pepper and fresh thyme. The rest of them are for special recipes or just a little something extra once or twice a week.
I narrowed it down to 12 favs and hid the rest. You can see the before and after video here. And since I know you’ll ask, here’s where I got the jars and this is where I found the labels.
I had to remind myself (again), less is best.
Ok … onto the favorites:
I had a really fun conversation with The Minimal Mom about simplifying your wardrobe.
Why your brain needs downtime. Yes … needs.
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7 ways to create a welcoming space for your sober friends.
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How to declutter when you move.
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21 tiny ways to be the priority of your own life.
If you are sick of tracking and trusting a device over yourself, read this: I ditched my smart watch and I don’t regret it. (NYT)
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Responsible decluttering while building a minimalist wardrobe.
You had me at honey-sriracha dressing. I can’t wait to make this salad.
How not to be grumpy.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @drjenwolkin because you know how I feel about rest.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.