It’s easy to get so caught up in our lives and our obligations that we forget to take a moment and reflect upon whether or not we are on the path we really want to be on, or really need to be on. As humans, and as Americans, it’s easy to get bogged down with the accumulation of things, and we often lose sight of whether or not those things are really making us happy.

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How and When to Change?

If you realize you’ve become bored, or stagnant, or stuck in a rut, doing what’s expected and not what makes you happy, you might be a candidate for lifestyle repackaging. It’s never too late for a career change. It’s easier for some people—single people, people without children—but honestly, anyone can do it, at any time; just get your people on board with it! There are a lot of tools out there that you can utilize to help you make a change if you are craving something different and are ready to do the work.

Conscious Downsizing & Self-Care

Along with the change may come downsizing. It certainly did for me, and in a “big” way! This isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, come along and read my story and my method and see what worked for me. I’ll walk you through what I did, and if it resonates with you, maybe it’s something you’ll want to take on in your own way. You don’t need to build a tiny house with a bed over your head to enjoy the benefits of simplifying your way of life.

I’m a big advocate of self-care. By self-care, I mean doing things to nourish your soul and keep your body happy. I try to eat foods in their natural form—simple and clean. I go to the gym five days a week. And for me, self-care also means down time. Time alone to enjoy the quiet and exercise my mind with word games. I’m not a big bathtub soaker, but I love spending time outdoors. I use essential oils every day. I like to surround myself with crystals and gemstones, and I try to do a little bit of yoga every week. Self-care is whatever you do to take care of YOU. Everyone is different, but be sure you take time for yourself every day.