Posts Tagged Simplicity


One thing that I have got away from is talking about more is life simplification and strategies to make life more focused on what is important.  A side note, I did two posts today, this and another (see below) more Tiny House geared.

One of the important things about wanting a simple life is to know what your goals are and focus on them.   A Tiny House can help with this as it removes a lot of extra stuff.  To achieve this, it means  at times, saying no to things that fall outside of those goals. I find it useful to actually write them down, I have a little book I keep on hand that I have several “big picture” things, the first of which is life goals.

little book

Today I wanted to ask this question.

If you died tomorrow, what would you wish you had done?

I will share my list, please feel free to list yours, it can be useful to hear people’s comments and suggestions about achieving them.  So here it goes, some are kinda odd, but if you read the most popular post of mine to date, Be Weird, you will understand.

  1. Learn to Sail, cross the Gulf of Mexico to see the Giant Stingray Migration of 100,000+ stingrays
  2. Learn to play the Banjo and Harmonica
  3. Take a vacation in Costa Rica for 6 months
  4. Write a book title: TBD
  5. Build a Dune Buggy from scratch
  6. Move into a Tiny House
  7. Build a Tear Drop trailer and go for a road trip
  8. Have a pet Capybara
  9. Grow my own food (vegetable and meat)
  10. Be with those I love

What are your goals?

Post your life goals in the comments section.

6 Strategies To Simplify Your Space

piles of paper

Great article over at Simple organized life, it talks about how to take your life and organize it in some really smart ways.

To keep productivity levels humming when you work at home, it’s important to make home office organization a priority. Many people that work at home forget how important it is to organize their home office space. When you’re at home versus a dedicated office space in the outside world, other areas of life can sneak in. So, you have to make home office organization a priority.

Toss / File / or Act on Those Papers

Home office organization will be a breeze if you toss, file, or act on those papers immediately. Use this strategy to tackle the paper piles and then any paper that enters your office after you get it organized. So, when you start to organize your home office and you’re working through the mounds of paperwork, look at each one and decide… toss, file, or act on it then and there. Once you get the piles of papers under control, keep them under control!

As the mail comes in ask yourself if it’s something you really need. If not, throw it away. But, if you need to keep papers, then start a good filing system for home office organization to keep everything organized and easily accessible. If the piece of paper requires action like a phone call before filing or tossing, then act on it right away and don’t let it sit.

Check it out here