As I have pursued my weight loss journey I have assessed the quantity and quality of the food I eat and have realised that for years I have been over consuming. I did not stop and consider how much was right for me, I just assumed that whatever was in front of me was the right amount. I didn’t accept that I would need to make radical changes to clear the excess from my life.
My children are naturally attracted to leaving their toys, books, cups and pretty much everything on any surface or shelf in the house that’s available. The solution we accidentally stumbled across, apart from encouraging them to be less messy in the long term, was the effect of reducing unnecessary surfaces from the house.
In a previous post I talked about my family’s intention to spend more time in nature, living off the grid. Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time at our small piece of paradise and I’ve observed a number of developments in my two daughters since they’ve had ‘more of less.'
Our family recently took a big step on the path to living a more intentional life by purchasing a small piece of land in an out of the way town in the south of New Zealand. Our long term intention is to build an off the grid lifestyle where we can enjoy a simpler life, … Continue reading Marshmallows and Woodsmoke
I know when my minimalist journey began. It was a time when I started to shift my thinking from ‘achieving success’ to ‘simplifying life’.