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Are You A Stuff Manager?

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A couple weeks ago I posted this quote to the Simplified Life Facebook page.  Lots of folks agreed and even shared it to their own pages.  Some left comments, but a comment from my cousin caught my attention.  She said – “I’m SO done being a stuff manager.”

And I loved that comment because I think it is so true.  Many of us live our lives being managers of stuff. For some of us it feels like its become its own full time job.

Being a Stuff Manager is stealing the very life from us.

  1. It keeps us from spending time with family and friends.
  2. It robs us of needed time for ourselves to unwind, be refreshed and rejuvenated.
  3. It keeps us from serving and living the life we truly want.

Instead of adding joy, it steals it from our lives and instead ushers in frustration and stress over having to keep up with it all.

So how do you know you’re a stuff manager?  And how do you get free of this self-imposed role? Here are a few things to consider. Read more

Take 15 Minutes

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WELCOME!  I am so glad you are here.  Every Wednesday I will be sharing (1) tip to inspire you in leading a simpler life.  It won’t be anything hard or something I haven’t tried myself.  Living a simple life is a conscious choice made up of small steps every day.  So here is our small step for today.

Week #18 – Take 15 Minutes

Remember. Small Steps.  When I first started simplifying our home it was hard to know where to start.  I already knew the areas that needed immediate attention, but, as a whole, it was overwhelming.  So I picked one spot. One place to start and I committed to working on it for at least 15 minutes each day.  While the process could be slow at times, over the course of a few weeks it made a huge difference.  The cool part? Each time I finished an area – no matter how small – it fueled me for tackling the next spot.  So pick one. Just one. And get started.  Maybe it’s the junk drawer; maybe it’s your laundry room or your coat closet.  The point is to start. You can do this! I know you can!    Read more