We all need a bit of encouragement now and then. It can be quite challenging to keep working towards living a simpler, more frugal life. Sometimes I just want to go out and splurge, or I feel like I can’t be bothered to cook, or it all seems too much effort. In the face of peer pressure and advertising it can be a challenge to do things differently.
These are warning signs I’ve learned to recognise. Sometimes I need a bit of a nudge to keep going and I’m slowly learning where to go for a bit of inspiration. I read fellow bloggers – some of those are listed on the right (well, maybe not my mad daughter’s year abroad blog!) – and learn how others are faring on their journey to a simpler life.
I dig out my cookery books for new meal ideas, I experiment and when it works I want to do more. I spend as much time as I can outdoors and get inspired by gardens and gardeners, and friends who share my outlook on life.
I usually feel encouraged to keep going, no matter how hard it might be at the time.
Who or what inspires you on the road to simple living?
Until next time, Tawney x