A little dose of encouragement...

A little dose of encouragement...

Hi,

Welcome to another Sunday and another little dose of encouragement to find simplicity in your home and your life wherever possible.

In a world full of uncertainty and change, I think we can all benefit from taking heart in the simple little things that make up the ebb and flow of our days.

For me, personally, that means:

  • Teaching (to pay the bills)
  • Walking  (for calm, fresh air, exercise, and my love of nature)
  • Keeping up with my (very flexible routines) for housework and looking after myself and my family (because my home, kids and myself all work better when we have a little structure!)

For the most part, they may seem like mundane, predictable tasks but in a 2020 that’s been full of change, sometimes the known feels better than the unknown!

Having said that, I’ll certainly be ready for a bit more excitement as soon as Covid restrictions let us. Fingers crossed for everyone…

If you’d like to share how you feel about your days in 2020 and the little things that you find joy in, I’d love to hear from you. 😊


THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG ✍

This week I’ve shared a couple of new posts on the blog. You can check them out with the links below. 




THE CORE LIBRARY

The At The Core library filled with my free resources is available to you whenever you need it.

It's my way of saying thank you to everyone who joins my email community.

It's packed with really helpful checklists, printables and workbooks to help you declutter your home, your mind, manage your time, and simplify your life.

Just sign in and you will be able to access it :) 

AND FINALLY...

I’d like to leave you with a short but powerful little quote from Muhammad Ali…

Even days filled with the mundane, the predictable and sometimes the downright difficult, try to seek out the little joys. 💝


Connect with me:

Roadmap: Not sure where to start? This may help!

Instagram: Simple tips and inspiration for daily motivation and encouragement.

Pinterest: A wealth of ideas, inspiration, and extra resources to help simplify our complex and busy lives.


That’s it for now. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe, and look after yourself.

I’ll be back in your inbox next week.


Shanna

At The Core Website 

Simplicity = Less clutter and stress, more clarity and calm.

Let's talk about VICTIM MENTALITY...

Let's talk about VICTIM MENTALITY...
You are your home; take care of yourself. 

Who else is protecting the energy of their home right now more than ever? Once this is all over, let’s promise to continue social distancing from the toxic people and situations that drain our energy, okay? Let’s unfollow or mute accounts of people constantly debating, talking negatively about others, and encouraging division. ✌🏼 

If you are feeling the negativity and it is draining you take a look at this...

SELF-AWARENESS TEACHING TIP: Over-responsible people do too much for others and try to solve other people’s problems. The self-responsible person takes responsibility for their own emotional life without blaming others and comfortably carries the responsibilities associated with life.⁠
Women often fall into the role of being over-responsible, although it is not at all uncommon to find men who also carry this role. The line between genuine caring of others and over-responsibility becomes blurred and confused for over-responsible people and they will argue that they have no choice but to care for others. They tend to be unaware that this has become a reflex rather than a choice. ⁠
So look at yourself. Are you worn out from looking after people? Do you never feel you have done enough? Do you feel that if you did not carry the burden of responsibility then your world, or the world of those you care for, would collapse? If these are true for you then take a look in the mirror and think about how you take care of yourself. Maybe it is time for a change.⁠
You have the right to say “no” without further explanation. Another way to think about this is by talking about VICTIM MENTALITY in general. According to Merriam Webster, victim mentality is “: the belief that one is always a victim: the idea that bad things will always happen to one.”

If you have anyone in your life who’s always a victim, you know how DRAINING it can be. It feels like they just suck the energy out of the room and out of conversations.

Setting boundaries with people who cannot see beyond their own suffering and victimization is extremely important.

Set the boundary now, before getting dragged down any further ❤️❤️. 

Your mental health is absolutely worth it.
Wishing you well, 
Shanna

If you are struggling to find happiness...



Tonight, I came across a post that hit home for me. It is too beautiful not to share. Please take a few minutes and read below:  

"As we grow older, and hopefully wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $1,000 or a $10 watch - they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $500 or $50 wallet/handbag - the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $100 or $10 wine - the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 100 or 1,000 square feet - the loneliness is the same. 

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. 

SIX UNDENIABLE FACTS OF LIFE: 

1. Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price. 

2. Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise, you have to eat medicines as your food. 

3. The one who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find 1 reason to hold on. 

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being a human. Only a few really understand it. 

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to give as much love as you can back to the world. 

6. If you just want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together. 

SIX BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD: 

1. Sunlight
2. Rest 
3. Nutrition
4. Exercise 
5. Self-confidence 
6. Friends 

Maintain them in all stages of life and enjoy a healthy life." - Uknown 

If you're reading this and struggling on finding your happiness, look at the simpler things, instead of the big things. Do not compare yourself to anyone, what society, or people in your life who are telling you how you should live your life. Listen to your heart and gut, they will never fail you.  And, as always, remember your health is #1. If you're taking care of your body, your body will take care of you. It's as simple as that. 

Be well, my friends.