Category Archives: Simplify your Life

Help! I have too much stuff!

2014-01-21 10.05.40My enquiries often start off with these or similar words, in my mind’s eye I see toys; Lego, Barbie, soft toys, cars, dolls, puzzles and games marching to the lead of trumpet and drum from all corners of the house. Clothing jumping off the racks in shops and hugging each other closely on the rails and shelves in the cupboards.

Why is it that we don’t realise that these inanimate objects cannot take over our homes and lives, that it is our own doing that we become unstuck?

“Why, oh why, do people keep excess of all kinds of stuff? I realise now that most of it can be attributed to some kind of fear or guilt. If you can overcome that fear and guilt, you are ready to let go of clutter and lead a fuller life! Continue reading

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Declutter your mind

Happy business woman looking on many bright colorful bubbles. Creative chart design on grey background

The tendency to live a simpler life with less clutter is taking hold. We declutter our physical spaces with vengeance, but seem to forget that our mental clutter is just as harmful as physical or emotional clutter. When we look at our physical space it is important to zone all our possessions like with like. Continue reading

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Survive the holiday madness

I Christmas treestill get excited about Christmas and am filled with memories of my childhood. Nostalgia of festively decorated rooms, the smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies, the beautiful decorated Christmas tree and the excitement of seeing friends and family.

I have come to realise that I too, fall into the trap of consumerism and excitement of Christmas. Wanting to fulfil everyone’s dreams and wishes. Not to disappoint anyone. In so doing create expectations of gifts and seasons festivities that cause me and those around me untold stress. Continue reading

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Apps to simplify your life

In our hectic lives we are constantly searching for ways to simplify life, even though most people have smart phones, only a few are actually using them to capacity. Why is it that we don’t engage and try available apps to work more effectively and increase productivity? Perhaps we are overwhelmed by or fearful of the unknown, but there are those apps that are really worth a try! Continue reading

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What to do with till slips?

At this time of the year some of us have sleepless nights, because we never paid attention to papers that come into our lives.Does your purse look like a recycling bag with slips stuffed into it for the past couple of months, because you just don’t know what to do with them?  Do you keep everything in a box to be handed to your poor accountant or bookkeeper to sort? Continue reading

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