Posts tagged Capsule
Simplify series: Meal planning

I have been planning on doing meal planning for years. Literally four years… I don’t know why I struggle with it, because I am an awesome planner. Maybe that is my issue – I tend to over complicate things and try to plan the heck out of anything and everything. But now I am giving it another go, maybe my last try at organizing this seemingly unorganisable part of my life and one of the biggest headaches I have every single day. What made it difficult for me was the unpredictability of my household’s appetite and eating habits. Today, they will all get home starving, tomorrow nobody is hungry. Or I cook extra so that we can have lunch the next day but then they enjoy the food so much they eat it all on the night. You guessed it, no lunch the following day. I still have no solution for these problems, but going to attempt to be successful this time.

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Simplify series: Mess leads to stress, so declutter!

I love the saying mess causes stress. It is definitely true in my life – the messier and chaotic my surroundings, the messier and chaotic my mind. I get anxious when I am surrounded by unorganized untidiness, and even more so when that untidy area is what is supposed to be my safe space – my home. Although clutter has not formally been recognized as a known stressor, the link between a cluttered home and increased levels of cortisol has scientifically been shown, and I am sure many of my readers will agree. Stress is definitely amplified by mess as clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain.

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Simplify series: Put your life on autopilot

In my quest for the simple life, I have removed so much from my life that whatever is left can be considered really important. Even life-affirmingly important. Unfortunately, there are still a few things left that, although important, are not that important that I want to spend my decision-making powers on it. Things like paying bills, deciding what is for dinner, and remember who has their birthday when. Fortunately, there is an easy way to deal with many of these small “annoyances” and errands – automate!

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Simplify series: Save money, time, space and energy by making use of a budget

Simplify your life, save time, money, energy and space by starting to use a budget. Free monthly budget template.

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Simplify series: Save money, time, space and energy by changing to a capsule wardrobe

Simplify your life, save time, money, energy and space by changing to a capsule wardrobe. Free printable

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