I have been on a strict budget for some time now.
Saving money to take leave from my normal PA role and being frugal while I was working from home, has really made me examine how and where I spend my money.
While I have missed a couple of things like traveling and socializing with friends as much as I used to, what I have not missed is buying a lot of ‘stuff’.
I have been quite amazed and inspired by how much I can actually live on and what it actually takes to make me happy.
Through necessity, I have adopted a much simpler lifestyle and to my surprise, I am actually enjoying it!
I have also discovered I am not alone.
Exploring the blogosphere, I have found some great blogs based on simplifying your life – whether it be by getting out of debt and having more financial freedom, scaling back on possessions, clearing your home of clutter (I’m still working on that one as the mess in my office will attest) and generally leading a less materialistic and simpler lifestyle.
Here are 5 websites to help simplify your life.
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Zen Habits is by Leo Babauta.
This blog has been around for a long time (I think it’s the first minimalist blog I stumbled across.)
A Guided Tour of Zen Habits This link will get you to the Zen Habits start here page, which is full of great links to posts.
mnmlist.com is another one of Leo’s blogs.
Blog design doesn’t get much more minimal than this one! All you will find is interesting content. A good place to start is the archive files.
Rowdy Kittens is written by Tammy Strobel.
I’m a HUGE fan of this one! I have included the link to her start here page.
Tammy also has a great book – You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and You Can Too.
No Sidebar is about living a simpler life.
This blog is a little different in the fact that it is not written by one person. It’s more a collection of ideas from different contributors on how to simplify your life.
Stone Soup is run by Jules Clancy
I couldn’t resist this one! To be clear, I am not a cook. I never have most of the basic ingredients in my pantry to make recipes from cookbooks.
Considering the above statement, I was intrigued by the idea of a minimalist cooking blog. A lot of the recipes are 6 ingredients or less.
You can browse through her start here page to familiarise yourself with the blog.
I hope these blogs help simplify your life. Enjoy!
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