“Twelve months of guided simplicity.”
The title caught my attention.
Sign me up!
Enter joy, ease and sinking into simplicity.
I’m a few months into the Simple Year program now and it’s remarkable in its, well, simplicity and powerfulness.
Big change sometimes comes from big actions. But not always.
Sometimes big change comes from wee tiny actions. Little steps. Little breaths. A tweak here. A twist there.
A new thought. A shift in mindset. An opening to try something new. A shift in attitude.
As I’ve worked my way through the monthly program I’m struck by how simple it is. Not a whole lotta text. Lots of white space. Lots of room to breathe.
Some stuff to read but not a huge amount.
Some things to do but not an overwhelming number.
It makes me realize that sometimes change can be easy. Sometimes it can be fast.
When I read the following message from Courtney (creator of the Simple Year program) my synapses rejoiced.
On the days when you don’t feel like decluttering, or simplifying, just commit to a little bit. For instance, sometimes when I’m traveling, I practice my morning routine for only 5 minutes. That’s enough. It keeps me engaged and connected to my routine and to my heart. Even though I prefer a longer, more engaged morning routine, I know a little bit is better than nothing. Don’t discount the practice of the practice. Keep coming back. Do a little bit and then a little more.
You’ve got this.
There’s ease and elegance in …. simplicity.
I’m learning that simplicity applies not to just physical clutter but mental clutter, which can leave us feeling battered and bruised.
But speaking of physical clutter, I spent a few months with empty boxes around the house and collected 9 boxes of stuff that we didn’t need anymore. I recently sold those items at my kiddo’s school sale while raising money for one of my staff’s medical costs.