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Simple Living Challenge Week 2

I hope you are ready for the Simple Challenge week 2.  If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Week 1 and the challenge we worked on last week.

As a reminder, these challenges are designed to help create habits.  No matter where you are on your simple living journey, the beginning or already simplified, there is something in these challenges for you.  Together we are making habits that will benefit our lives!

I have to say this is my favorite part of Simple Living…

Simple Challenge – Grow

This is the week where you can work on steps to grow yourself as a person, to work toward your dreams, to become what you never had time to work on.

Depending on your current simple living situation this might be hard time wise for some people but this is such an important habit.  You decluttered last week and we will have more simple challenges for next week but this is the week to put something into your life.

Not something you collected somewhere, something you choose.

This is the reward for Simple Living and minimalism, so even if you are still working on simplifying start creating a habit around personal growth and it will help the simplifying go easier – you will understand the benefits even more and help provide motivation to keep you going.

There are lots of ways to accomplish this challenge

What I am going to do is read.  Last month I picked up You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s cheap) by Tammy Strobel when it was on sale last month but with the holidays and a few other projects I didn’t get it started.  This week, my goal is to read this book.

Other great book options:

  1. Food/Eating – today is the last day to grab the Toadally Primal Wellness Bundle.  A $479 dollar value for only $39.
  2. Just starting in the minimalism and decluttering – my favorite book on sorting and decluttering is The Joy of Less by Francine Jay.  It was named Amazon’s best book of 2010.
  3. I just finished The 4-Hour Chef – Really, I would read anything Tim Ferriss puts out because I love the way the guy thinks.  He is seemingly unafraid of this growth thing.  This book is 700 pages of learning to master anything, using cooking as an example… and this isn’t your ordinary cookbook.
  4. Check out this weeks book bundle – I love these weekly mini bundles.

Not into reading?

Check out some TED talks.  This is one I watched today that I enjoyed:

 I hope you have a wonderful week!


  1. jboyzmom jboyzmom

    Hmmm…where’s that book on meditation…

      • jboyzmom jboyzmom

        Not really. I’ve been doing scripture meditation for years but got two free e-books last week (“The Stress Free You: How to Live Stress Free and Feel Great Everyday, Starting Today” and “Beginning Meditation For Busy People: How To Get More Done, Feel Less Stressed, & Be Happier”) to take a closer look at the subject 🙂

  2. Valerie Valerie

    I am joining the weekly challenge! What a great way to stay focused on the simple living journey. I began the e-book, “Tell Your Time” during the holidays and would like to finish it this week and sort out some goals. I was a little overwhelmed when I took a hard look at my schedule and put the book away for a while. Thank you for the encouragement to pick it back up!

    • Welcome! Good luck working on Tell Your Time too, it was a good little book 🙂

  3. I’m still working on the decluttering. Trying to take 10 minutes each day to tackle a drawer or counter area and just put stuff back where it belongs.

    • great idea! Being consistant with little bits of time really adds up to a bunch 🙂

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