Posts by slothrenovations

23 | Intentional Living: Minimalism, Finance, Goal Setting

January 2020 Goals Review

And just like that… the first month of 2020 is done! Was it a successful one?

  1. Read a Book
    I may have mentioned previously that I am not the greatest of readers. For this reason, in 2020, I wanted to make an effort to improve. I didn’t exactly start with the easiest of books, HOWEVER, I can confirm I finished the book within the month of January (yes, I did finish it on the 31st, still counts!). I read The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley. To help motivate me to read more, I have been using the GoodReads app. I am very much a person of needing to measure progress.
    Book reviews haven’t previously been my thing, but perhaps this is something I could get into? Book reviews by someone who doesn’t like reading… it’s a concept right?
  2. Book Thailand
    It’s booked! October 2020, Thailand, it is happening. As soon as my leave was approved, I contacted my travel agent and put the deposit down within a few hours.
  3. Plan out Blog Posts
    Yes, I did that thing again. I committed to blogging very intensely for about two weeks… and then life happened and I wasn’t feeling it. However, I did plan my blog posts and I did stick to what I said I would post for January. I only planned two posts a month, because I didn’t want to put so much pressure on myself like I had done in the past.
  4. Find a Gym
    I did not achieve this. Not even close. I barely even tried to achieve it. Why? Here’s my list of bad excuses: money, lack of routine, lack of commitment.
  5. Donate Blood
    I tried, again. I really did. The booking was made, I went in, my veins looked good. However, the were unsure if it was best for me to donate at 7am. Quick backstory: I fainted after the first time I gave blood at 16, and they’ve been hesitant since. I WILL GIVE BLOOD THIS YEAR. They’ve advised to try for an afternoon or evening appointment after a big meal and lots of water.

Other wins for January:

  • I’ve 95% completed a banking restructure that I will share with the blog after I’ve trialed it over a few months.
  • I’ve made an effort to eat better by cooking at home and eating less takeaway (and as a result, I’ve started to lose weight).

THE MINOR FIVE (FEBRUARY):

  1. Walk 200,000 steps for the month.
  2. Buy Thailand flights, travel insurance and make another payment.
  3. Donate Blood (told you I’m not giving up).
  4. Find a Gym (also is something I want to achieve)
  5. Mediate 1x a week.

How has the start of the new year treated you? Are you working towards the year you wanted for 2020? I would love to hear from you!

Much Love,
Baby Sloth xx

5 Tips for Beginner Minimalists

We all know I’m a sucker for living with less than I need. However, how did I get here? I certainly wasn’t always like this. I’ve had stages of my life where my things consumed me and I only felt the need to own more. What do you do when you’re drowning in ‘stuff’, ‘clutter’ or ‘junk’? Here’s my list of top tips on how to take a more relaxed approach to minimalising your items:

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2020 Goals

Hello new decade of opportunities. A cliché post to start the New Year. For me however, this goal setting period has become one of my favourite times of the year. 

The New Year seems to create a great divide when it comes to people’s attitudes. I observe people to be either in a post Christmas slump or in a very excited way about the possibilities of the new year.

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Capital City Influence

It’s 2020! Where did 2019 go? Did anyone actually get to celebrate Christmas? I seemed to have a ‘bam and the New Year is here’ moment. Let’s start the year off with a bang! By that, I mean a blog post. Yes, I am indeed still alive! Just suffering a rather serious case of writer’s doubt (is that a thing? I’m calling it a thing!). I will have a 2020 goals post coming in the next few weeks for all of you goal setters! In the meantime, I thought I’d start the 2020 Blog Posts with an observation that came about rather early in my move to Brisbane.

Preface: I never would have thought that I could fall victim to consumerism. I never believed I would be seriously drawn into fast paced disposable ways of the modern world (I say seriously, because I am still early 20’s making poor regular spending decisions).

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The 2019 Wrap Up

Howdy All,

I did that thing again, where I forgot to post. As much as I love blogging and still love the same interests (minimalism, finance, goal setting, etc.). I don’t have as much time as I used to for all of it. To put it simply, Brisbane is busier. Update, I love it here. It feels much more suited to where I am at in life.

I am starting to reset and prepare for a New Year. As part of this, I reflect and set my goals for the next year. As I often write majority of this down, I thought I would share this with you. I will have a busy last week of 2019, with my family coming to stay with me (eek, I am so excited!).

It may not of been the year I expected, however it was the year I neededBig mood for 2019.

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Fresh Starts

“Oops. I did it again.” – Britney Spears

I didn’t keep up with my blog… and I’m not sorry. How rude.

On June 4, I posted that my life was going in a new direction. And this could not have been anymore accurate. I began to say that I was going to be on the ultimate minimalist and frugal challenge. I was unemployed and decided to move with only what I could fit in my car.

So where am I today?

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