Every single day we have the opportunity to change our lives towards UnBusy. Here are ten ways that living Uncluttered will change your life for the better.
I want to share a simple truth with you — the path to becoming UnBusy has more to do with your STUFF than your calendar.
When you think of finding more time, your first instinct to turn to your calendar, right? I cannot tell you how many apps I’ve tried over the years to better organize our family’s time in search for UnBusy. When we look at our calendars to find time, we’re overlooking the underlying problem. The truth is that the biggest time-suck in our lives is our STUFF.
Our STUFF calls us to wash it, fold it, dust it, sort it, fix it, and clean it. Before we know it our stuff has kept us hostage and our life has disappeared into thin air. — Emma Schieb
Our things cause you to be busy in ways you’d never even expect. Not only does maintaining things take time, STUFF often forces us to stay in jobs we dislike, encourages credit card debt, and clutters our lives.
I “met” Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist and creator of the Uncluttered Course (a 12-week collaboration intentionally designed to help you own less and live more) online in 2008. When I say met, I mean… I stumbled across all the fantastic resources he offers online. It was life changing for our family.
At that time, our family led a busy, chaotic life, we owed over $80,000 in debt, and my marriage was stressed because we were living paycheck-to-paycheck. We were constantly juggling time, paying mounting bills, and honestly… wondering how we’d gotten ourselves into this position. I can tell you how we GOT OUT of that position.
How Living Uncluttered Changed Our Life
Here’s how living uncluttered has helped our family become UnBusy:
We began our journey to UnBusy by decluttering our STUFF — This is an eye-opening process when you realize that everything you own used to be money. Participating in something like the Uncluttered Course can elicit dramatic change in your family’s life over the course of twelve weeks.
We started to see our STUFF for what it was — And stopped trying to keep up with the Joneses. (They’re broke, anyhow.)
Living Uncluttered changed our relationship with our STUFF — Which allowed us to pay down all our credit cards, be debt free, and adjust our schedules. The greatest thing money can buy is financial freedom and time.
Have you been feeling unknowingly weighed down by all your STUFF too?
Although we changed our habits towards STUFF over ten years ago, I participated in the Uncluttered Course this spring as a refresher. It was reinvigorating.
If you’re ready to ditch the burden of STUFF and seriously begin your journey towards Becoming UnBusy, this is a great starting point. The course keeps you on task with weekly challenges, videos, interviews, practical tips, accountability and an engaged Facebook community. By the end, you will have decluttered every major living area in your home.
One of the best parts of the Uncluttered Course is the support you receive from, not only the live webinars but the private Facebook community. Over the 12-weeks, I was encouraged by community members sharing photos and comments about their progress, along with tips that helped them overcome struggles, as well as ongoing day-to-day encouragement.
10 Ways Living Uncluttered Will Change Your Life
Becoming UnBusy is more about your relationship with STUFF than your schedule. As Joshua Becker said, maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own.
As you take the Uncluttered Course, you learn that less is more in life.
Less debt, more living.
Less spending, more savings.
Less cleaning, more connecting.
Less junk, more quality.
Less lost, more found.
Less work, more purpose.
Less house, more home.
Less mess, more guests.
Less stuff, more freedom.
Less busy, more calm.
Less clutter, more time.
Here’s the catch… Uncluttered is only offered three times per year. The next session begins September 3, 2018. Perfect time as the kids head back to school, and as we head into the holiday season. This is the ideal moment to step back and make a serious step towards and UnBusy life with your family. Registration closes September 2 so check it out today to ensure you don’t forget.
If for any reason you aren’t able to complete the autumn session, you can take it on the next round in the new year for no charge. Once you’ve registered for the Uncluttered Course, you’re a member for life. Every time I re-read or re-watch one of the lessons, we’re at a different spot in our journey, so I find something new.
You can sign up for Uncluttered through our affiliate link and use our friends and family discount (FF25) for 25% off at checkout. The cost of the course is usually $89. But with the 25% off, the 12-week course is just $66.75.
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If you have any questions about the course or our journey towards Becoming UnBusy, pop into our Facebook group and let us know. We’d love to chat with you!