Category Archives: Monthly Missions

Think Big AND Small

Conventional wisdom is to set small, achievable goals. It’s great advice, and it works. You need goals that are attainable soon. These can be chores like laundry or steps for setting up your website. It’s satisfying to check things off your list. As you accomplish each item, you feel good about your progress and motivated to keep going. Continue reading

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Do Your Thoughts Stress You?

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which marks the 46 day period before Easter Sunday. Today some Christians (and secular people like me) observe this period by giving up something they enjoy, or taking on an action that challenges them. Sometimes these actions are religious, but they do not have to be. Lent is an opportunity to change habits, to work on an aspect of yourself, to be more giving, or to focus on your faith. Continue reading

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No Spend Month Recap; Live on <$20k Month 1

No spend month was easy. I went out once and didn’t order a drink. I had friends over or went to their houses. I ripped a pair of jeans, and instead of replacing them I wore skirts.

There were things I thought of buying: pants, sneakers, duct tape… Continue reading

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How to Have a No (Extra) Spend Month

January 2015 = No Spend Month. No Spend Month lets you recalibrate. Maybe you spend a lot and want break the habit cold turkey. Maybe you want to be more creative about social time, so you ban spending on it. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Monthly Mission: ONE pair of jeans

Monthly Missions are month-long projects related to minimalism, style or both.   I was recently inspired by Living Lagom’s post about having one of an item.  Like… jeans. This month’s mission will be to wear only one pair of jeans* … Continue reading

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Monthly Mission: How to many ways can you wear a scarf?

Monthly Missions are month-long projects related to minimalism, style or both.   Do you have a favorite accessory? As evidenced by Daily Outfits, mine might be scarves.  I love the variety a scarf adds to a look, the extra dash … Continue reading

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