I recently discovered a delightful picture book titled ‘The Sloth Who Came to Stay’. Written by award winning Australian picture book author Margaret Wild and illustrated by Vivienne To, the book was published in 2017. It claims to be ‘a timely tale about enjoying the little things in life’ and the overall message is that … More Review – The Sloth Who Came to Stay
For almost two years now I have been making a conscious effort to slow down and simplify my life. And while I had made some significant changes and am certainly a lot less busy than I once was, I still didn’t feel like I had as much free time as I had hoped. i decided … More Is Offline the Ultimate in Slow Living?
For those keen to slow down and live a life less busy, simplifying our lives by getting rid of excess stuff is an important step in the process. I recently read ‘Goodbye, Things – On Minimalist Living’ by Fumio Sasaki and wanted to include a quick review here on A Life Less Busy. For many, … More Review – Goodbye, Things
If we are working hard to create a life less busy, and slowing down to allow time for the things that really matter, then it is necessary to ensure we have the right space in which to do those things. I have previously talked about the importance of the home environment and the benefits of … More Home Sweet Home
When life gets too busy it’s very easy to slip into bad habits with our diets. Healthy eating is an important component of overall wellbeing and yet, when we are constantly rushing around, it can easily be forgotten. If we are juggling work, family, and the multitude of demands on our time, convenience foods often … More Slow Living and Healthy Eating
If busyness is the enemy, then who or what is our friend? Once we vanquish the excess from our lives, once we free up space in our schedules, what are we left with? Emptiness? Or possibilities? When I first began to simplify my life and make time slow down I was rather busy with the … More The Dark Side of Being Less Busy
So, what’s all the hype about Hygge? Recently there has been an influx of articles and books published on the subject of hygge, which is a Danish word pronounced ‘hoo-ga’. It can be roughly translated into English as cosiness or comfort. Earlier this year I read a book by Helen Russell called ‘A Year of Living … More The Hype About Hygge
It is now commonly accepted that exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately for me, I have always struggled to maintain a regular exercise habit. Actually, who am I kidding, I have struggled to do any exercise at all. When I was pregnant with my first child I enrolled in a Tai Chi … More Why Qi Gong May Be the Perfect Exercise
I began this blog a few months ago in an attempt to stay focused on my goal of cultivating a less busy life. When asked the other day if it had worked I wasn’t quite sure how to answer. Starting the blog and other social media endeavours have certainly kept me focused on my goal. However, … More How To Create A Life Less Busy
There is no question that the world we live in seems better designed for extroverts, and this is becoming increasingly so. As time seems to speed up around us, leaving little if any time for quietude or reflection, the needs of introverts are going unmet. Schools and other educational settings are changing the way curriculum … More I’m An Introvert…Get Me Out of Here!
Nature is……bliss! Sometimes life gets so busy that we forget anything exists outside our own little bubble and beyond our to do list. When I start feeling like this I know that a day connecting with nature is often the best remedy. Yesterday we had a family day out and it was like therapy for … More Hello Nature