Minimalism is making a quick and fiery come back with more and more people embracing it and taking it onboard to suit their lifestyle. There are many aspects of minimalism from style and wardrobe, home décor and interior design, diet and health, digital and online minimalism... the list goes on! I've been on a minimalist journey myself, incorporating different aspects into my daily life, and have really enjoyed the process. But, as I'm sure each of us discover, there are times I need a little extra motivation and a reminder of the benefits of the process.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
My skincare regimen has consisted of shop bought, chemical-ridden products for most of my life. I've recently been taking a closer look into my skincare stash, noting what does and doesn't work for me, and keeping only the things that benefit me and my skin. With this in mind, I've said goodbye to a whole heap of things that haven't really been serving me or promoting my skin health.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
This year, as I was thinking about what I'd like to give up or work harder at, I couldn't find one primary thing I wanted to focus on. Instead I live by the simple ethos that encompasses a range of lifestyle choices, preferred habits and daily rituals. There are so many parts of myself and my life that I am constantly looking at in greater detail and adapting and improving. So why stick to one (usually unobtainable) thing that I'll have forgotten about come May?
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Over the past few months (and years, really) I've been wearing dramatically less makeup... zero makeup 99% of the time. For me this is a personal choice and the shift has made me feel more confident in my skin, less worrisome about what others think of my appearance and more concerned with the things that really matter in life (for me and in my life). I'm lucky enough to have a job where makeup isn't a top priority – or one at all. Unfortunately this isn't the case for most women and society's standard of beauty controls the way they get ready in the morning. And to top it off, women who wear makeup get paid more – cue internal combustion.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Goal setting, list making, action planning, resolution making and journaling are all part of the big January detox when we think to ourselves 'this time I'm going to make it count'. And you'd be right. Conjuring an image of what you want your year to look like and writing down goals and plans to help you get there works wonders for keeping you motivated and reminded of where you want to be with monthly, weekly and even daily tasks to get you there. And it absolutely doesn't have to be dull or feel like a chore... it's your life, your goals and you get to decide how to get from A to B.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Zero waste living has become a large part of my life over the past few months and I've discovered some great life tips to implement for a more eco-conscious lifestyle. When we're in the comfort of our own homes it's easy to make zero waste choices, but when we travel we're having to forward-plan our daily actions and wondering what to bring with us that doesn't involve waste can seem tricky.