Before I jump into today’s episode, a quick note.
I’m taking a couple of weeks off the internet, starting this weekend. I’ve got posts and podcast episodes scheduled already (there’s two excellent interviews coming your way!) but I won’t be answering emails or replying to comments.
Part of going slow is understanding the importance of disconnecting regularly and not forgetting a very important fact: the world will continue to turn with or without my presence on Twitter.
Thank you so much for being here, and I hope your next two weeks are delightful!
The first Thursday of the month means one thing: a hostful episode of the podcast!
Ben and I have a ridiculous amount of fun recording these host-only episodes and I really love the opportunity to answer listener questions in a relaxed, non-posturing kind of way.
We inadvertently themed today’s three questions around other people. Or more specifically, how to move towards slow and simple while living with and taking into consideration the needs and desires of other people.
The questions I try to answer today are thought-provoking and also quite common:
- How can I create a slower home with less “stuff” when my spouse isn’t on the same wavelength?
- How can I simplify large amounts emotionally-charged clutter, like kids artworks?
- How do I shift my thinking about “stuff” and what constitutes clutter as my children grow and develop their own interests and tastes?
I do my best to answer them in a practical and helpful way, and hopefully it’s going to offer the encouragement needed to work out what’s best for you.
One really important part of slow living is acknowledging that everyone’s path is different – what works for one person may not work for another. For this reason I’m always hesitant to offer specific advice, but would rather ask questions that get you thinking about what works best for you. Hopefully today’s episode will help do that.
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Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- Episode 7 of the Slow Home Podcast with Joshua Becker
- Courtney Carver on hiding sentimental clutter
- How to deal with sentimental clutter
- A Vacuumless Life
- Today’s Sponsor: Audible.com – Click here for a free 30-day trial and free audiobook.
Want to submit a question of your own for the next Q&A?
If you have any questions about slowing down or simplifying life, I’ve created a page for you to submit them either via email or voice recording. Head over here to ask your questions – I’d love to answer them in the next Q&A show.
In the meantime though, enjoy today’s episode and, as always, feel free to leave your questions or suggestions in the comments below.