Minimalism is so attractive, isn’t it?
Less to take care of.
Less to manage.
Less to organize.
When I look at what I’ve been doing lately there are things that fit minimalism and things that don’t.
Things that don’t fit:
Mainly I’m thinking what doesn’t fit right now is that I want to do a lot of things, as always.
I have PartyPlanDivas.com and I have made some really good plans for how to kick it up a notch with this site this year if I don’t find the right buyer.
I have been emailing here at AngelaWills.com and I’d like to start blogging, again, here, too. Fun fact: My first blog post EVER was on AngelaWills.com and the subject was “Poker. I won!” . It’s not published anymore. It was on Blogger. I was playing poker with my family and won is the long and short of that story, lol.
Then of course I bought Brand Springboard – a buy and sell site of sorts.
AND I have my ChasingVegan.com site which I actually published a new blog post to yesterday.
Nothing about all those sites and content and streams of income is minimal.
But maybe that’s why minimalism is so attractive to me in OTHER spaces of my life.
Things I’m doing to create a Minimalist Life & Business:
Two days ago (or was it yesterday) I unfriended EVERYONE on Facebook except my Mom and Matt (hubby). I even unfriended my son but then when I got to Mom I couldn’t do it so I asked Hayden to friend me back, lol.
The solution of unfriending everyone rather than closing down my account allows me to run the Facebook group and page for PartyPlanDivas.com
It was a good choice.
It was a SIGH of relief.
Now there’s no noisy feed filled with everyone’s lives that I can’t help myself to peek at – there’s nothing to peek at – minimalist.
Another minimalist thing I have wanted to do for YEARS is a capsule wardrobe. I’m going to give it a go, tonight. I’m going a step further even and go for a bit of a “uniform” wardrobe.
Tonight I will wash up all my laundry and PACKUP everything except for seven outfits. That’s it, one for each day. JUST enough for each day so I have to wash every single Sunday. I’m going to keep it pretty uniform so there are no decisions to be made about what to wear.
I just need to decide if my uniform is jeans or leggings. It’s a tough decision because I can do everything in leggings. But do I like that look more than the jeans and dark t-shirt look I’ve liked most of my life? I shall decide tonight!
Minimalist Household (not counting kids stuff)
Yet another minimalist thing I like to do is not buy stuff. LOL. I don’t like decorations or trinkets or even stuff on my walls. It makes it easy and it feels less cluttered to me. Plus, our house is small and I feel like the more stuff we add the smaller it gets.
I’ve been CLEANING out my WordPress installs and starting new ones LEAN.
I created this site for a client using just the free version of Astra:
I wasn’t sure it would be possible to create a good looking site on a free theme but it is – and now we don’t need a complicated website builder like Thrive Themes or Elementor. Just a simple free theme and a focus on the content and we’re good to go.
Now I get attracted to shiny new marketing methods. Right now I’m interested in how to get traffic from Pinterest and how to do SEO for traffic and sales, etc.
When it comes down to it, though, there has and probably always will be one main marketing method that NEVER lets me down.
I was looking at my stats for Party Plan Divas today and I’m getting over 1,000 people opening my emails per day. That’s 1,000 eyes on my content. That’s powerful and hard, hard, hard to beat.
These emails I sent to you get 500-600 people opening them, too.
Email is my one thing. It works.
It’s minimal in the fact that I know what to do to make money and it’s the same thing over and over. The other things I do in my “extra” time… hahahaha! What’s that?
Minimize to Maximize
This is a bit of a rambly email.
I think I have a point, though and I guess it is this:
What can YOU minimize in your life and business in order to maximize on results, ease, efficiency or PEACE?
Cheers and I’d love to hear your thoughts!