I’m taking a break over the holidays. I think you should too. After all, it’s an opportunity to reconnect – with family, friends, spirit, passions, hobbies and yourself. And, if I’m honest, I’ll also be reconnecting with test cricket, mojitoes and afternoon siestas.
So often we lament the fact that we don’t have enough time to relax, to connect, to just be. So let’s not waste this time of year. Let’s make it count.
I’ll be taking a digital sabbatical from today through to mid-January. To be truthful, you may not even notice I am gone. Things will be quiet this week – I’ll be walking the simple-living-walk and taking the Christmas week to reconnect and recharge – so there will be no new post this Thursday.
Aside from that though, I’ve scheduled some great posts for the break and there will be something new to read every Monday and Thursday, as usual. The difference being I won’t be around to reply to comments, Tweets or emails. And being that I’m not the Leader of the Free World I think the earth will continue to turn in my absence.
If you’re anything like me, you will be looking forward to some reading time over the holidays. And while I am demolishing Hunger Games (I know, I know), you may be looking for some reading material that is slightly less… brutal. So, for you, I’ve put together the 10 most popular Slow Your Home posts of 2012:
The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful, Clutter-Free Home
Get Rid of Your Paper Clutter Once and For All
Simple Living. It’s Ridiculously Complex
How To Run Your Household Budget
9 Kick-Arse Reasons to Slow Your Home
12 Things Happy People Do Differently
The New York Times Best-Selling Author…And Me.
And don’t forget, you can also pick up a copy of my new e-book ‘Destination: Simple – Rituals and Rhythms for a Simpler Daily Life’ here for just $6.99. It could be exactly what you need to make 2013 your simplest, happiest year yet!
In Other News
As of January 2, those of you on the Slow Your Home VIP List will not be receiving blog updates via email anymore. I’ve decided to help you minimise the number of unwanted emails blocking up your inbox, and instead will only be sending the fortnightly Slow Home Newsletter as well as the occasional email with an exclusive simple living tip or idea.
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Finally, The Merriest of Merry and Happiest of Happy
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, wherever you are.