How do We live a simple Life?

It’s taken me some time, but I have come to realise some very simple rules to live by that allow me to keep my life with four children simple for me.

It’s time to start being okay with not being okay.

This is a hard one for most people. Especially those of us who have a plethora of control issues. One of the biggest sources of discontent for the person with control issues is the inability to accept that things are not going to be okay all of the time. There are going to be momentsContinue reading “It’s time to start being okay with not being okay.”

We are who we are.

With six people living at home, there are six birthdays, six Christmas (presents) day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, 1st day of school day, you had a shitty day, well done I’m so proud of you day, you just want something new today.

Self defeat.

Far too often in our everyday lives do we defeat ourselves before we give anyone else the chance to take us down.

Finding purpose in isolation

The last 2 weeks have bred some serious self-reflection from C and I.  A global pandemic will do that to a family. And this is where we landed. We have always loved camping. As a family we used to make much more of an effort to get out of the city to see the green.Continue reading “Finding purpose in isolation”

Reframe Your Success

Having completed the 31 day minimalism game (www.theminimalists.com) I felt a great sense of achievement and pride at the amount of pointless possessions I was able to remove from my home, and my life. Of course I also felt a significant amount of disbelief, guilt, and shame that I had brought all of this stuff in toContinue reading “Reframe Your Success”

#Preclutter

Many of us, me me me, like shiny new things (junk) but this is the antithesis of purposeful living and minimalism.The other day I saw a social media post about a great sale at a well known Australian pyjama retailer, straight away I thought about jumping on their website and seeing what they had forContinue reading “#Preclutter”

Leading by example

Whether you are on the road to introducing a minimalist lifestyle or you just have a heartbeat, role modelling is important, it’s how we learn. From a young age it is how we come to know right from wrong. It is often what informs our values. The following story is an example of how roleContinue reading “Leading by example”

Moving a house for six.

Moving house for my family of six, two dogs and a cat, with just my ute and a friend helping out for one day might sound like a lot. It was. In November 2019 we received the news, our rental home was being sold. With My wife, just having given birth to our fourth childContinue reading “Moving a house for six.”