Weekend Wisdom: Let this be the year that the bag of clothes you want to donate makes it out of the trunk of your car. It’s not too late!
Finding the light.
As it gets darker around me, I try to look for ways to feel lighter on the inside. One of those ways that happens around this time each year is creating 31 Days Of Gifts for you. It’s a creative project that lightens and warms my heart, especially as I hear from you throughout December about how you enjoy your daily gifts. From recipes and playlists to crafts and holiday magic, this is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the month. Even more encouraging is how you gift it to and share it with friends, family, co-workers, book clubs, church groups and more people you want to lift, support and connect to. It will likely be the least amount you spend on something (and you don’t have to go to store or even wrap it). Gift this to yourself and everyone you love.
Ok … onto the favorites
I just finished reading this and it was of the best books I read all year.
Like most things, the quality of your friendships is more important than the quantity.
This is a meaningful and very affordable gift suggestion.
Boost your happiness by following this path.
3 ways to keep your brain young.
If you want a mellow morning, listen to these tunes.
This is how you change the way you change.
The Soul & Wit Annual Gift Guide.
How to minimize the stress of downsizing.
The 20 greatest decluttering tips.
Why it’s ok to be awkward (even at work).
Meal prep inspiration.
This is a weekly decluttering tip you may enjoy.
Ready to declutter your beauty supplies? Try micro-decluttering.
How to make the most of the morning light (NYT gift article).
Relieve stress with a “Procrastination Cleaning” ritual.
A lovely video breakdown of minimalist capsule wardrobe, Project 333.
If you are simplifying, here are 46 places to donate your clutter.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @minaa_b to help you take extra good care of yourself this holiday season.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a soft, restorative, gentle weekend.