Hi friends! Summer is right around the corner and, I don’t know about you, but I love slowing down and simplifying whenever this time of year rolls around. Maybe this is a holdover from childhood? When summer offered a break from school and extracurriculars and life just went with the flow for a few months.
Unfortunately, adult-life is a little different than kid-life (boooo!). But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a page from your kid-self book this summer season and set a few intentions to help you simplify. Here are a few of my favorite ways…
Clean out your closet.
Have you ever gone through your closet and realized how many items you’re holding on to that you haven’t worn in AGES?? *sheepishly raises hand* Our impending move has offered me a great excuse to really go through my wardrobe with a fine tooth comb. I encourage you to take a peek in your own closet, too!
Get rid of clutter.
Material possessions that you’re no longer putting to use may bring joy to someone else! Pass things along when you can or donate to a charity. Whenever I do this I find that it actually ADDS value to the items I DO cherish and use.
Clear out your fridge.
You never know what you might find in there! 😉
Clear out your email inbox.
Have you ever done this? I’m kind of an email hoarder if I’m being honest. Thankfully, a well-organized Gmail folder system lets me hang on to my emails without a cluttered inbox. However, I’ll never forget the time my friend Adam “helped me” clean up my email account by deleting everything that was over 2 years old and I about had an anxiety attack.
Simplify your diet.
Obviously you should do this in whatever way feels fitting for you and YOUR body. But the way I like to simplify my diet is by reducing the amount of dairy, gluten, and sugar I consume. Summer brings about so much beautiful produce. Why not let it be the star of the show at meal time?!
One thing we might fail to do when life gets busy is to listen to our bodies. If there are foods that cause bloating or make you feel a bit off, it may be hard to isolate the cause. The best solution is to simplify your meals, and besides, it makes cooking much, MUCH easier!
That’s it for today, y’all. Happy simplifying!!
6 thoughts on “5 Ways to Simplify this Summer!”
I always clean my email inbox before holidays, usually on my way to the airport, and whatever I like to keep, I store in folders. Closet cleaning is another fun thing to do – we live in such a small flat now that it’s actually so nice to send away all the winter clothes for storage and have more room during summer months.
YES YES and YES. I’ve been all in for de-cluttering this Spring. Feels like we have waaaay too much stuff 😬
Decluttering everything from inbox to closet to fridge, is the first step to simplify life in general. Especially during summer, when we all want to leave everything behind! Great tips Beth!
Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire
Cleaning out my closet is like an every year ritual for me and I 100% recommend it to anyone! It’s cathartic as well 🙂
These are all great ideas and even though it’s winter here, they apply to me too!
Lovely post! For me summer and early fall are always times to clean and organize things. That’s to get ready for upcoming academic year and to make it easier to enjoy summer without living in a huge chaos. I’ve already organized my closet and planned a new diet for the summer. 🙂