Feeling Overwhelmed? Mom of Triplets Discusses Why Simplifying Might Be the Answer You’ve Been Looking For | E69 Rose Lounsbury
Rose Lounsbury is a simplicity coach, speaker, and author of the book, Less: Minimalism, For Real.
Rose’s minimalist journey started with being an overwhelmed mom, and I really mean overwhelmed. She is the mom of triplets.
She’d come home from work, start her second shift of being a mom, and finally get her 3 2-year-olds to bed just in time to spend her last waking hour cleaning up the mess from the day. Rose was tired of this but didn’t know what to do until a friend mentioned minimalism.
She immediately resonated with the lifestyle and spent the next year purging 70% of her possessions. Rose found this lifestyle so impactful that she began applying simplification into other areas of her life such as money and her career.
Now, Rose helps overwhelmed people create open spaces in their homes, workspaces, and most importantly, their minds, by letting go of the excess stuff that gets in the way.
We talked extensively about how the concept of simplifying can be applied to different areas of your life. We also start the conversation discussing overachievement and the negative impact associated with defining yourself by how much you have gotten done.
[2:23] Betting a haircut on a accomplishing a goal
[9:33] Rose’s struggle with overachievement and what she did about it
[24:14] How triplets lead to home organizing
[30:26] Getting exposed to minimalism
[33:01] Rose’s hardest step: letting go of her teaching supplies
[42:03] Minimalism vs simplicity
[47:17] How using a budget simplified her finances
More of Rose:
More of Justin & The Struggle is Real:
Show Notes: https://justinpeters.co/thestruggleisreal/