Intentional Living

6 Steps To Reset + Thrive In Your Busy Season

June 26, 2016

This is a guest post from my friend Daisy and I’m so excited to share it with you! Regular readers will know I’m in the midst of my own busy season so I’m finding her advice so inspiring and useful. Be sure to read through to the bottom to find out more about her and the amazing free email course she’s offering! ❤️

Hey lovelies, how are you?

We often ask how people are doing out of habit, but let’s pause on that question for a bit: how are YOU doing today?

Are you living the way your heart is telling you to live? Are you surrounded by the people and things you love? Do you have time to breathe today?

Or are you in ‘survival mode’, where you feel like Jennifer described in this month’s Intention Plan?

I get into a 9 to 5 routine (which is never really 9 to 5??) and I end up in survival mode: work – eat – sleep – repeat … basically I stop caring about the ‘big picture’ and I just try to get through each day. (Tell me I’m not the only one who does this?)

Are you nodding along to what Jennifer said? I can relate to her words, and I think you can too.

When you and I are surviving, the day gets away from us. We feel like we’re getting further behind with every new thing we have to deal with. We want to live more mindfully but it’s hard.

So what can we do when we’re in the middle of a busy season? I’ve learned to take a deep breath, unplug myself, and reset my life.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott

Let me show you how I do it in 6 steps.

Are you living true to your heart or are you in survival mode? If you're in one of life's busy seasons, here are 6 simple steps to reset + thrive.
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Minimalism Project 333

Introducing Project 333: A Minimalist Fashion Experiment

June 21, 2016

Over the next 3 months I’m going to be participating in a minimalist fashion experiment called Project 333.

Project 333 was created by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less a few years ago, and since then it has taken off globally. She explains all the rules in depth here, but the quick and dirty version is:

  • Choose to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months
  • 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewellery, outerwear and shoes
  • items such as your wedding ring, undergarments, and workout clothes are not counted

These are the ‘official’ rules, but many Project 333’ers (including myself) choose to alter them to better suit their lifestyles. For example, I really love my jewellery collection and I don’t feel like it needs decluttering, so I’m choosing not to include it in my 33 things.

To be 100% honest with you all, my entire wardrobe is only a little bigger than 33 things (after all, I’ve been a minimalist for quite a few years now!) But I thought this would be a fun exercise to share with everyone because I know many aspiring minimalists are curious to know what minimalism looks like in real life.

The answer is it looks different for everyone, but I hope sharing a sneak peak into my closet – and explaining why I dress with less – will help you feel inspired to consider minimalism in your own life!

Project 333 is a 3 month minimalist fashion experiment - but it's so much more than that. I believe starting to dress with less is a springboard that can you start you down the path to minimalism and intentional living.   I'll be dressing with 33 items for the next 3 months. Click to see what's in my closet!
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4 Creative Exercises to Inspire Intentional Living

June 11, 2016

Hi lovelies! Hello from Australia!! 🇦🇺 Sorry for the recent radio silence; I was making the most of my last few days on the road offline, exploring Hawaii and spending some quality time with my hubby.

Now that I’m home, I’m super excited to be catching up with friends and settling into a routine … but I’m also feeling a bit overwhelmed. So much is going on and my brain is trying to do 10,000 things, all at once! Can you relate?!

If so, I think you’ll enjoy this post. When my brain goes into overdrive, I find it really helpful to take a time out and reset my compass – so make yourself a hot drink, get out your journal and some colourful pens, and take a moment to recharge with one of these fun, creative exercises to inspire intentional living.

Inspired by the idea of intentional living but struggling to get started? Try one of these fun, creative exercises to inspire intentional living.
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Intention Plan: June 2016

June 3, 2016

Each month I create an #intentionplan, because I strongly believe that the key to creating a life you love is to show up every day and make a deliberate, intentional choice about how you want to live.

Aloha! Hello from Hawaii – the last stop on my seven month round the world journey. It has been an amazing trip (seriously, there are no words) and I think I’m ready to be back in Australia. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet though! I’m mostly excited, but also a little bit freaked out (but more on that in a moment.)

First, let’s do a quick recap of May and the month that was.

In my June Intention Plan I'm talking surviving vs thriving! ❤
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