Welcome to our Simply Live Minimalism Workshop!
Opening your exhausted eyes thirteen minutes before your alarm is going to go off seems like a regular occurrence. You are no where near ready to actually get out of the warm bed after the six restful hours you managed to accomplish last night. Instinctively, you reach over to the night stand and pick up the phone, which has been lighting up the bedroom all night.
You start checking the red notifications on each of the apps, the adorable photo you uploaded to Facebook last night of the kids in the bath got 23 likes, 17 on Instagram, and your girlfriend sent you 3 pins on Pinterest for her upcoming wedding which you really need to devote more of your time and friendship too. Overwhelmed, you check the weather which is letting you now it may or may not rain during soccer practice this evening. Wonderful.
Your alarm starts buzzing, and consider changing the tone to something more pleasant. You take off to the bathroom to get ready for the day, rushing through your self care routine so you have time to actually eat something before leaving the house today. Meanwhile, your children start making their way to the kitchen for breakfast, bickering over lost toys and Legos left on the floor.
Every one is up and in the hub of the house. Lunches may have been made last night but your youngest has lost his shoe, and the oldest has lost her earphones. You plead with them to take better care of their stuff, to hurry up and find it, reminding them of soccer practice tonight and discuss alternate plans for the little soccer player in the case it actually rains. No one can agree, so in defeat, you start screaming throughout the house, "Don't forget.." "Come one, we're gonna be late!" and finish getting ready.
Finally you all make your way out the door, you glance back at the literal mountain of clothing on the sofa, the kitchen counter which is littered with an empty milk carton, dirty bowls, spoons and banana peels. You're going to be late. Slamming the door and mutter under your breath "I'll clean it when I get home." but you're thinking, 'I need help.'
This morning scene is common throughout North America. Families are spending more time getting ready for their lives without having time to experience it. Mothers feel defeat and guilt for not having it all together, not spending enough time with their children or the time spent isn't of the best quality.
Minimalism may be what this mom needs.
In our Simply Live series on minimalism, we will show you what a minimalist lifestyle is and what it can do for your family, your home and your sanity. We'll show you how to accomplish serenity and balance in the home so you can start living your life rather than getting ready for it. We will give you the knowledge, tips, tricks and checklists to refer to! To start your minimalism story, sign up here.