I’ve been writing about simple living online for many years now, and one thing I’ve learned during this time is just how much people want to slow down.
Simple living is about slowing down and creating space for the things that matter, which is why journaling is one of my favourite daily habits.
A simple way of making better, more intentional decisions is by adopting the habit of pressing pause before acting. Take a deep breath and think about the impact of your decision.
Figure out what restores you, both mentally and physically, and then do it—often and without guilt.
It doesn’t have to be complicated—could you read a book with your children, ask your friend about her day, or give your husband a big bear hug for no apparent reason?
Fortunately, I have strong daily habits that keep cleaning from overwhelming me. For more on what works for me, check out my minimalist cleaning routine.