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Welcome to The Simple Living Weekly Challenges!
Wanting to make some changes toward simple living? Thinking about adopting some minimalist living ideas? Feeling like you need more than just organizing?
You’re in the right place
Every Monday of the month we do different challenges that help us get closer to a life that will benefit us, we can enjoy, allows us to contribute
… and doesn’t weigh us down
Every week of the month has a different theme, but week 4 might just be the most important.
Simple Living Challenges – Dreaming and Planning
It is very hard to move toward a target if you don’t know what it is. It is like taking a trip when you don’t know where you are going.
- What will you pack?
- When should you leave?
- How should you travel?
None of these questions make any sense unless the destination is known.
And the same works with Simple Living
It isn’t enough to say ‘I want a simpler life’. It might help a bit, and you might clean a few bags of clothes out of the closet, but you won’t get to a destination… because you never decided on one.
It is the dreaming, the planning, and ‘picturing it in your mind’ (by yourself, or with your family) that is most important. When you are clear on a goal, and everyone is in agreement, then you can make steps to get there. It also gives you motivation.
For today’s challenge I want you to dream and plan how much space you really need as a person/family.
- What you use your living space for?
- How often you use different rooms?
- How many people are usually in the space?
- If some spaces could be used in multiple ways?
- When you use a room, do you use all of it or just a corner?
Maybe the idea of moving is not an option for you (or you really aren’t interested) but this is still a very important exercise. It challenges your way of thinking and how you see your living space.
If moving is an option for you, do you really need to move up? Most people think you should always move to bigger houses, but it doesn’t mean it is best for you. Is it the space you have that is causing you to feel cramped or is it your stuff in the space?
Want a harder challenge? What if you tried living in only a part of your house for a week (or a month)? it is a great way to find out what it would be like.
If you could live in a smaller space, what would it look like?
Think, talk, and have a great week!