Friday, April 25, 2008

Simple living

I have been inspired by a number of blogs I have recently found (I love blog world - who knew there was so much to discover). They have inspired me to think about living a simpler life.

Although we by no means live at full bore, rat race speed, we had recently decided to make a few small cutbacks. But blogs such as Down to Earth have shown me that there are so many things we can do to improve our life.

We have already done things like stop using credit cards, reduce our mortgage, cut back TV time, very little junk food and make a lot of things from scratch. I've discovered there is an almost endless list of changes - some small, some large - that we can make.

Here are some of the easier things I think we can do to get the ball rolling:

  • Plant a vegie garden
  • Make some of the kids clothes
  • Stop using plastic bags
  • Walk where we can instead of using the car
I also read this post about changing habits. So I'm going to take it slow and not be too hard on ourselves when we take two steps forwards and one backwards.

I'm really excited about this. Simple living is something that I've thought about in the past, but being a bit of a perfectionist (so I'm told), I always thought I never had enough information to start. A new journey begins...


Rhonda Jean said...

Hello journeyer. It was very interesting reading about how you are changing. You're so right, don't be hard on yourself. You're changing the habits of a life time. Thanks for telling your story. :- )

PlanningQueen said...

I am bit of a perfectionist myself, so can be critical if I am not doing everything the I want to be. It is such a great idea to break down into small achievable chunks to get he momentum rolling. I need to write a list like that myself.