Weekend Wisdom: You can be grateful while saying no. You can be a good person and still say no. You don’t have to feel guilty for saying no.
Today, I’m celebrating everything worth celebrating. Like anyone, I can get caught up in “what’s next” and forget to celebrate or acknowledge what’s happening right now. I’m celebrating is The Simplicity Space. It’s the membership program I started almost 4 years ago that has connected people around the world offering much needed support to help people simplify their lives. Doors open next week and have a brand new self-guided offering within the membership that is ready for you. Learn more and sign up for the waitlist here.
As I write this little letter to you, I’m celebrating 5 years of being alcohol-free. At first I only meant to take a break from alcohol. After a few weeks, I decided to stop drinking for 100- days. Then, I just never picked it back up. (This is how I did it). I’m grateful for that decision every day. Other things I’m celebrating today: proffertjes, Vondelpark, Pastel de Nata, Praça das Flores, family time, alone time, less screen time, creative persuits, more simplicity and going home. What are you celebrating today?
Ok … onto the favorites
10 simple ways to gain an extra hour a day.
If you need a little lift, here’s a fun energy boost playlist.
When you feel guilty for taking care of yourself, remember this.
How to make new habits habitual.
When you are feeling stuck on a task or problem, try this.
January’s secret (NYT gift link).
If you are curious about an alcohol-free life, read a few of these books.
What I remind myself when I’m thinking about letting go of something.
Stuck in the corporate world? This will inspire you to find a creative exit.
This is what can happen when you don’t buy any new clothes for a year.
If you spend time reading books, you can enjoy these 10 benefits.
I am reading this book next.
How to grow your brain in 3-months (in just 10 minutes a day)
Feeling stressed? Listen to the sound of forests.
15 cozy recipes to bookmark for Sunday night dinner.
When decluttering your stuff, never let go of these 5 things.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @thedailyrest with encouragement to move from regret to joy.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a weekend full of fun, rest and love.