The #BusyBoycott Challenge

etween an overbearing workload, my never-ending move, and my incomplete graduate school applications, I am feeling overworked and overwhelmed. But I am tired of letting business run me down.

While reading one of my favorite minimalism blogs, Be More With Less, I came across #theBusyBoycott. This challenge is meant to encourage simple living and help us change habits that are detrimental to our physical and mental well-being.

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Smart Consumerism | Make Better Shopping Decisions #2

In my last post, I shared three basic tips to developing smarter shopping habits today: Creating a monthly budget, planning ahead, and evaluating online reviews and advertising. Please keep reading for three additional ways to become a more informed shopper.

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2018 No-Buy Finale

As I write this post, I have just finished my first (and hopefully only) no-buy of 2018. As mentioned in my original post, this no buy started at the beginning of April and ran through June 30th. The only parameters were that I could not buy any new beauty or fashion-related items during this Spring season, unless an item broke or was used in entirety and I did not have a suitable back up.

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How to Set Goals You’ll Keep

Do you struggle to set goals that you’ll actually keep? Are you longing to make a lifestyle change or conquer a lifelong challenge? Check out this list for steps and methods to setting goals that you’ll actually keep.

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Beauty Minimalism

Working to reverse my excessive shopping habits has been a journey. The past two years, I’ve been working hard to reduce the amount of clothing, accessories, and makeup that I own. This year, I will continue to try downsizing my material goods.

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to Thrive

On my commute to work, I can’t help but to wonder, how many people are aiming to get through the day? How often do I start my own day thinking, I’ll be happy when this day is over. Unfortunately, too many people go through life merely aiming to make it through their day.

In the immortal words of Switchfoot, “I wanna thrive, not just survive.” But what does it mean to thrive?

Personally, when I envision the word “thrive,” I see lush green vegetation blooming, regardless of the weather or the environment.

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