moving towards a simpler life


September 2016

First Frugal month completed

September has almost passed, and it's time to evaluate the results of our first Frugal Month. Did our frugal focus have any affect on our economy? Oh yes, definitely!

Take a deep breath

One of my warning signals that my stress level is rising comes from my skin. It gets over sensitive and aches. It was only last year I found out why.

Cut your food costs!

I was talking to a friend the other day and explaining how we are keeping our food costs down by planning ahead. "That's easy for you", she said, "everybody knows that two eat cheaper than one. I bet you couldn't make a menu for one for less than 1500 SEK a month." I love a challenge...

Some things to be grateful for

One of the best ways to be happier is to be grateful for the things that are already good in your life. But when everybody else's life seems so much better, it's not always easy. I'm going to give you...

Halfway: Frugal month

So, halfway through September and our first Frugal month. How are we doing? Well, I think. We've definitely been spending less...

Who’s the most important person in your life?

If you ask 10 people who the most important person in their life is, the answers will vary. But it's rare to get the answer that in my opinion should be the correct one...

Challenge your autopilot

I like to challenge myself. To test the way I live my life. Just because I started doing something a certain way at one point, it may not be the best way for me to do things today. A large part of our lives just happen on autopilot. My monthly challenges to myself are a part...

The importance of rest

During my recovery from my burnout / fatigue syndrome, I've discovered the importance of rest. And I'm not talking about sleep...

September challenge: frugal month

A month (or three) of frugality - how will that affect our life and our savings? We're going to find out...

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