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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 10: Spend Time With People You Love

Is there someone you’re missing? Are you lurking on Facebook, liking this and that, but you haven’t seen their face in person in who knows how long? Someone who might have gotten married, or had a baby, and you’ve all gotten busy with life and suddenly you haven’t talked in 2 years? Has someone you …

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Top 13 Ways to Manage a Big Organizing Project With Chronic Pain and Fatigue

You want to work on organizing and get your house in order but are facing a big obstacle: you are already out of energy and chronic pain limits your abilities. What you need to do is to implement Energy Conservation Mode. It’s unpleasant to hear, but simple: if you need energy to work on something …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 9: Create a Simple Weekly Dinner Menu

Today for Simplify Your Life Month, I’m starting an experiment in thematic meal planning. My goal is to have a simple weekly dinner menu that I can repeat. Why Plan a Simple Weekly Dinner Menu? Meal planning in our house has been hit or miss.When I’ve tried to plan individual meals, things eventually fall apart. …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 8: Spend Time Outdoors Every Day

Do I need to tell you that spending time outdoors is good? I hope not! There are so many reasons to spend time outdoors. Deep down, I know we all know them: Vitamin D, fresh air, exercise, connection to your neighborhood, stress-reduction, work/life balance, even maybe a nice dose of negative ions. Even looking at …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 6: Be Present

ogligatory lotus Vireo Home earns a small fee from qualifying purchases from certain linked vendors. Everything I recommend is something I would buy and use myself. Gotta earn a little money for label tape and Sharpies…. I have a confession to make. I hate meditating. It’s not that I don’t appreciate what it can do, …

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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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