Attaining Simplicity

Hey guys it’s been a while! If you missed my last post, I shared a DIY for a Spring Floral Wreath and you can check it out here!

I’ve had the busiest couple weeks and it made me realize a few things about the way our lifestyle has changed since Cornelia was born. And I’m gonna share that with you guys today 🙂

For me this blog is a space where I share my journey to living a little more like our grandparents and their grandparents. That slow and simple living. Learning to be better with our resources and stewards of creation.

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Alright, so obviously life changes when you have a baby but there’s something about how it has changed for my family that I love. Our life HAS become slow and I rarely push myself to do more than one thing a day. I find the time to go out and enjoy nature with Cornelia, even if its raining. I have a weekly coffee date with friends and it’s the highlight of my week.

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The past few weeks have been stuffed full to the brim of all these things I needed to do and places to go and it really bothered me. I hated it and was anxious all week because of the things I needed to do. I’m happy it’s done and I can go back to my simpler schedule again next week.

These were a few things that I had implemented to get that more relaxed schedule…

  • Don’t pack your schedule full of ALL the things, you don’t need to do that to yourself. If you don’t work give yourself 1 thing to do every day, not 2, not 3, just ONE thing. If you do work only give yourself 1 thing per week, maybe 2, but not something on top of your job every day.
  • Go outside, get out of the house and inhale that fresh crisp air. If it’s sunny get that Vitamin D, if it’s raining go jump in the puddles. I’ve made an effort to go out for an afternoon stroll with Cornelia. Even if it’s raining, I aim for at least 5 minutes.
  • Get a crockpot and make some “dump freezer meals”, you’ll love that it takes half an hour prep and two minutes of pulling it from the freezer. There’s tons of recipes on Pinterest that you can try out. My two faves are pulled pork and enchilada casserole. Not really having to cook will make your week way easier.
  • Self-care, I don’t know about you but I’m getting a little tired of hearing this word, but it’s actually really important. I try and take 10 minutesish for myself, so I can have a nice shower or actually finish my coffee. It doesn’t need to be something grand like a mani-pedi but actually giving yourself 10 minutes to breathe is really helpful.

I am on maternity leave right now so it may seem easier, but I do think it would work for people working full time. And I’m hoping that things won’t change too drastically when I do go back to work but that’s just another season of life and so change will happen, sooner then I’d like.

I’m loving where we are at right now, and of course I’m still learning to master simple living. For example, I FINALLY succeeded (there have been many attempts) in starting a sourdough baby but then just got lazy and haven’t kept up with it.

If you’ve got anything to share just leave me a comment!

-Dawn

For more like this read these:

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