Weekend Wisdom: When you eliminate physical clutter, mental clutter goes with it.
Simple pleasures are usually the ordinary things. Sometimes we forget to see them as a pleasure. For example, my morning coffee is a whole thing. It’s not just a cup of fuel to get me going, and it doesn’t happen as I’m rushing out the door or in the middle of 500 things.
Instead, it’s a simple pleasure that gets the attention it deserves. I get my favorite cup, make the coffee, and either start some music or call my sister. She lives in Germany so she has her afternoon coffee while I have my morning coffee. It’s a pleasure I give myself before I check anything off my to do list. I may not have even brushed my hair before I’m indulging and filling my cup, literally and figuratively. My other simple pleasures include a walk around the neighborhood, listening to a podcast about a scam artist, or journaling. Simple pleasures aren’t the things we have to do, they are things we want to do.
Prioritizing simple pleasures and other tiny moments that invite you to be present into your life allow you to enjoy your life every single day. When we withhold simple pleasures in the name of not getting enough done, or telling ourselves other ways we don’t deserve them, we suffer unnecessarily. We may miss out on the inspiration and motivation a simple pleasure provides or get lost in our to-dos but as we’ve established, there will always be more to do. Let’s create more opportunities to enjoy, get present and show up for our lives. P.S. I hope Weekend Favorites is a simple pleasure for you.
Ok … onto the favorites
I’m looking forward to listing to this podcast about accessing joy in the midst of struggle.
63 things to declutter and let go of by the end of the year.
I plan to gift this beautiful book.
This is why I’m putting up some twinkle lights this weekend.
If you have leftover Halloween candy, here’s how to use it up.
A playlist that feels like Christmas but isn’t actually.
If you want to simplify your life, consider these 5 unpopular opinions.
5 decluttering methods you haven’t tried yet (that really work).
I’m doing more writing than reading right now, but I’m saving the books I want to read here.
Something fun to brighten up your mid-week evenings.
If I could only ask for one more thing this year, it would be this.
Encouragement to stop proving yourself.
Every year, after Thanksgiving dinner, we watch this.
7 things to declutter from your medicine cabinet.
I’m embracing JOMO this season, here’s why you should too.
How we became obsessed with wellness.
Stay calm and open in a chaotic world with these 3 skills.
How to avoid holiday overwhelm.
If you’ve been looking for a sign to slow down.
Today’s Instagram favorite is from @yung_pueblo with some inspiration for a good month. I’d add #8 to the list: prioritize simple pleasures.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a soft, restorative, gentle weekend.