Weekend Wisdom: I don’t say “no” because I’m so busy. I say “no” because I don’t want to be so busy.
We are cuddling.
I’ve joked before that it’s a good thing we got pets before we got simple because sometimes pets aren’t that simple. After spending most of December reading by the Christmas Tree in the early mornings, Wilbur (named after the pig in Charlotte’s Web) and I started this daily cuddling habit. I pull the blanket over my legs and he nuzzles his way under the blanket and settles into the crook of my knee until his purring turns to snoring. You can always count on seeing a tail or a leg stretching outside of the blanket or hanging off the couch.
Knowing how much I treasure these moments remind me that pets can contribute to living more simply. I’m also keenly aware in these moments that I never set out to have a simple life (even with all that simplifying), I just wanted to get rid of enough stuff and stress to be well, feel good and have the time and presence to show up for my life.
Noticing simple pleasures like this is what it’s all about.
Ok … onto the favorites:
What to expect from the 5-day Less Phone, More Life Challenge.
I like writing with this playlist.
How to declutter your mind.
Clean your house in 20 minutes a day for 30 days with this schedule.
How people really want to spend their time (hint: not on their phones).
I am all about a gentle January.
Adulting: a list we all need.
If you are overwhelmed with all of your stuff, read this.
Support for your new biz.
I’ll start with #6 with these 37 winter salads..
Donate to this organization providing funding for life-changing and life-saving services to Black mothers in need.
How to meet your literary goals in 2022. This article will inspire you to read more.
8 long-distance friendship ideas to stay more connected (and have fun).
How to be the priority of your own life (starting now, starting small).
I used to be a human being.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @handsfreerevolution for the people pleasers and frustrated peace keepers.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
P.S. The free-five day, Less Phone, More Life Challenge starts Monday. Sign up here and fill out the worksheet we’ll send you so you’ll be ready to go!