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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 5: Drink Only Water

Mmmmm. Múre Pepino This one may seem extreme, but from today until the end of Simplify Your Life Month, I’m going to drink only water. How can drinking only water help simplify your life? It Eliminates Decision Except which flavor of fizzy water to have. When you eliminate the need to make a decision, you …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 4: Create a Daily Writing Ritual

For Simplify Your Life Month Day 4, I’m creating a daily writing ritual. When I was 16, I started a regular journal. Mostly, this journal was a place to pour out my Teenage Angst and Existential Crises. I used to think it was helping me understand myself better. But what did 20-year-old me’s journals looks …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 3: Make Your Bed Every Morning

Do you make your bed every morning? This is what my bed typically looks like after getting up. Sometimes it stays that way, and sometimes I eventually make the bed. Sometimes it is a grandmother-approved job, and other times it’s so sloppy I might as well have left it un-made. For Simplify Your Life Month …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 2: Read Simplify Your Life

Day 2: Read Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James What better way to kick off Simplify Your Life Month than with a reading of Elaine St. James’ classic handbook? This short but sweet book outlines 100 ways to eliminate excess, slow down, and create more ease in your life. Some of the suggestions sound …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 1: Write A Simplicity Statement

This is not a helpful affirmation. Alright, cats and kittens, what’s a Simplicity Statement and why did I pick it for day 1 of Simplify Your Life Month? A Simplicity Statement is an affirmation that helps you get your head right about your goal of simplifying your life. I hate affirmations (just ask my therapist). …

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