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Simple Simplicity

Everywhere I go and almost everyone I speak to, even on the blogs that I read… there seems to be a craving for simplicity.

It’s only natural in a world that is going completely mad. I’ve always said the world needs a straight jacket.

Everything is easily accessible now, the internet has bridged the world and social media has connected us (and in some ways disconnected us) instantaneously.

Everything is smarter, faster and we want more and more and more.

Don’t we?

I think we do want more and more out of everything – our jobs, our homes, our appearances, our health, our children, our relationships… but at the same time we are begging for things to slow down.

“Where’s that pause button?” I overheard at a bustling coffee shop.

My question to you is, “When will it be enough?”

We can’t create more hours in a day, but we can take back a little of the madness and that’s making things simpler for ourselves. I love my mug… It’s a great reminder!

I’m a hoarder and I hate it. I try so hard not to be, but before I know it, everything has piled up again. The irony is that I love the minimalist look in decor and yet I just can’t seem to achieve this.

This year, more so than any other year, I really want to simplify things. I don’t need as much as I have – and whilst I am incredibly grateful for all that I do have, in some areas it’s simply being over indulgent.

I have bought the book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and so far it is brilliant! It makes so much sense!

I don’t need as many clothes as I have and last years trend of the Wardrobe Capsule looked amazing. I sadly didn’t get around to creating one, but I’d love to give it a bash. Have any of you created one? How has it worked for you? I’d love feedback!

I think the simplifying even started in my eating – I want to simplify things and cut out the toxins I constantly pump into my body, unknowingly and knowingly.

I’m sticking to being Sugar Free because it has really served me well. I feel so much happier, healthier, brighter and better being off sugar. It has NOT been easy.

When I have had sugar my body almost rejects it like a poison and I feel horrific. It’s just not worth it. It’s not a treat for me… it’s a punishment.

Do I still get cravings? Sure, but not as badly as in the beginning. The cravings go away. The only time I want something or have to “talk myself down” is if it’s in front of me. I’ll give you an example… I walked into the kitchen at Smile 90.4 FM and someone was having a birthday with all those goodies laid out. All of a sudden, I felt like the croissant and the carrot cake and the chocolates, and I wanted it all. However, prior to walking in, I wasn’t craving a chocolate or croissant or carrot cake. It’s times like these that I make a cup of tea and always keep some of my snacks in my bag to munch on. The satisfaction I feel when I haven’t succumbed is far greater than the instant satisfaction of eating it and then the satisfaction turning to stomach cramps, nausea, headaches and guilt – major guilt.

Are you feeling the need to declutter and simplify your life? Do you have any tips for me? I’d appreciate the sharing!

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