Free 30 Day Simple Living Challenge

There is no denying that modern life is hectic and fast-paced, and once you get caught up in the whirlwind of trying to be something to everyone, it takes a lot of effort to break that cycle.

The truth is that modern life will never leave us alone, it will always do its best to suck us up in the whirlwind of must and should, and sadly the pressure of deadlines will never be completely obsolete. However we can learn to live in harmony with the chaos, and this is done by being mindful about every thought, action and word we speak.

Simple living is built into your DNA, it’s what your soul craves and if you don’t take the time to stop and slow down – busy living will eventually get the better of you.

Simple living revolves around removing anything that is unnecessary. Be it objects, emotions, wants, prejudices or fears; it is about stripping life of all things false.

Join me in the 30 Day Simple Living challenge! The daily tasks will gently remind you to live more mindfully, slowly and simply?

What is Simple Living?

  • Identifying what is most important for you and eliminating everything else.
  • Creating more time for doing things that you enjoy and spending time with the people that matter most to you.
  • De-cluttering your mind, your everyday life and your virtual life.
  • Learning to live in the moment….and be totally happy in it.
  • Living with less stress.
  • Striving to live with less so that you have the financial freedom to live out your dreams.
  • Living a well-nourished life, including cleaning your home and your body, eating a diet rich in wholefoods, moving your body daily and thinking only positive thoughts.
  • Being mindful of your impact, including embracing green living, choosing sustainable and ethical products and choosing your actions carefully.
  • Appreciating the simple luxuries of life.
  • Simplifying your goals, tasks and expectations.

Simple living is the conscious act of purifying your mind and surroundings of clutter and filling the space with the things that you value. So take the pledge and promise yourself that you will make simple living a priority.

After spending years entangled in clutter, despite all the warning signs, I became so buried in the clutter that my soul screamed at me to just ‘stop’. I woke up one day and just couldn’t do it anymore, any of it, all the clutter had become so heavy that I was forced to just stop and re-evaluate. While it certainly wasn’t my finest hour, it did however, force me to spend time evaluating what was truly important. Simplifying my living has changed my life dramatically and I am going to share with you the things I discovered during my two year quest to simplify my own life.

Whether you need a total life overhaul or are just looking for a few simple living tips – you are guaranteed to get some benefit out of this challenge.

Come August 1st, 2014 I will start posting ideas for simplifying different aspects of life and we will discuss and share our experiences in trying to implement them. These will be all things I have changed in my life or that I am striving to change.

As you know, I am always open to your input and I will be adding your suggestions to the posts, so that they can become a living and ever-growing resource for anyone attempting to simplify.

How to take part in the Simple Living challenge

  • Work your way through the posts below
  • Spread the word, tell your friends.
  • Participate in the discussions under each post in the challenge.
  • Commit your efforts to simplifying! You won’t regret it, I promise.

Let’s do this together!

All The Posts From Simple Living Challenge

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Thirty: Make The Shift

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Thirty: Make The Shift

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyNine:Live With Gentleness & Serve Others

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyNine:Live With Gentleness & Serve Others

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyEight:Live With Sincerity And Reverence For All Life

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyEight:Live With Sincerity And Reverence For All Life

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentySeven:Connecting With Divine Guidance On A Daily Basis

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Live With Mindfulness

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentySix: Live With Mindfulness

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The Secret Of Happiness? Stop Trying To Be Perfect

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyFour: The Secret Of Happiness? Stop Trying To Be Perfect

So what is the secret of happiness. It is not as elusive as many would make you believe – actually […]

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Your Purpose In Life Is To 'Just Be'

Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyThree: Your Purpose In Life Is To 'Just Be'

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13 Ways To Live More Green

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Create A Stylish Minimalist Wardrobe

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day TwentyTwo: Create A Stylish Minimalist Wardrobe

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Have A Positive Impact On Others And The World

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Twenty: Have A Positive Impact On Others And The World

Set out to change the world, one step at a time and what you will discover is that you change […]

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Nourish Yourself Well With The Right Food Principles

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Nineteen: Nourish Yourself Well With The Right Food Principles

  We get bombarded by the latest fads on a daily basis – there is always some new fad superfood […]

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Ways To Be Frugal Which Lead To Financial Freedom

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Eighteen: Ways To Be Frugal Which Lead To Financial Freedom

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Seventeen: Live To Explore

  Live to wander, experience and explore! Exploring is the ultimate celebration of life. Dare to follow your curiosity, step […]

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Believe In The Power Of Intention

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Today’s challenge hopes to inspire you to give up on that endless battle of trying and striving, and instead, just […]

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16 Ways To Find Meaning And Purpose In Your Job

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  A big part of the simple life is mindfully creating a life that is purposeful to you. Let’s face […]

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How To Shop Ethically

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Fourteen : How To Shop Ethically

In a world of limited resources, a system that advocates an ever-increasing level of consumption, and equates such consumption with […]

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Create A Mindful Home

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Thirteen: Create A Mindful Home

Your home is your sanctum, it is a place where you should be able to retreat and rejuvenate. Coming home […]

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Redefine Success

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Twelve: Downsize Your Life

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Eleven: Identify Your Values

Today we are going to discuss values and how knowing and understanding your values allows you to start creating a […]

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Redefine Success

30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Ten:Redefine Success

I have been thinking about success lately, determined to un-thread the true meaning of success. I have also been thinking […]

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Nine: Tips To Organise Your Home

Are your drowning in an unorganized chaos? Documents that you haven’t filed are stuffed in drawers, saucepan lids fall out […]

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30 Day Simple Living Challenge Day Eight: Tread Lightly With No Judgement Or Expectation

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Simple Living Challenge Day Seven: The Importance Of Practicing Mindful Breathing

Simple Living Challenge Day Seven: The Importance Of Practicing Mindful Breathing

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How To Declutter Your Virtual World

Simple Living Challenge Day Six: How To Declutter Your Virtual World

So a few days ago we did a little decluttering around the home. Now it is time to sort out […]

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The Health Benefits Of Water: Ways To Cleanse Your Mind, Body & Soul With Water

Simple Living Challenge Day Five:The Health Benefits Of Water: Ways To Cleanse Your Mind, Body & Soul With Water

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Embracing Life’s Little Luxuries:Everyday Celebrations

Simple Living Challenge Day Four:Embracing Life’s Little Luxuries:Everyday Celebrations

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Simple Living Challenge Day Two:The Joy Of A Decluttered Space: 8 Ways To De Clutter Your Home

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Learn The Art Of Gratitude: 10 Ways To Practice Gratitude

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Free 30 Day Simple Living Challenge

Free 30 Day Simple Living Challenge

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