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What to do (and not do) when you're feeling stuck

If you’re feeling stuck, then these 6 tips will help you get rid of your frustration and get back on track as fast as possible.

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7 Reminders Why Sales Usually Are Not a Bargain

Here are 7 reminders you can tell yourself whenever you feel tempted to “just check out” the sales rack to prevent overspending.

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8 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the key ways to live a happy and fulfilling life. Here are 8 simple ways you can practice gratitude in your life.

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The Reasons Why Social Media is Addictive

You know it. I know it. We all know it. Social media is addictive. But why? We explore the reasons in this detailed article.

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Self-Care Tips to Survive the Holiday Season

The holiday season is stressful, which is why it’s especially important to make time for self-care. Here are 18 ways to do so.

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Why Retail Therapy Does More Harm Than Good

Retail therapy is often mistaken for self-care when it actually does more harm than good. In this article, we’ll explore the 9 reasons why.

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Why We Chose Simple Living

Hi there! We’re Ayla and Atle.

We’re a Norwegian-American married couple who used to be part of the consumer class. Then, in 2018, we came to a realization: the money, the possessions, the status… it wasn’t contributing to our health or happiness. We were chasing the ideals of society rather than doing what made us truly happy.

That’s when we decided to simplify our lives and only focus on the essential things. We decluttered and minimized 99% of our stuff, resigned from our demanding jobs, and started focusing on what makes us happy.

After simplifying, we finally found what we had been seeking all along: the time, energy, and money to find true happiness in life. We haven’t looked back since.

You can read more about us here.

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