When I started No Sidebar, I had done so with a different mindset than I have now. At the beginning, No Sidebar had a literal interpretation in my mind, and it came about from a design perspective.
Over the past 18 months, there has been a changing of the guard, and that phrase has taken on much more of a figurative meaning in my life—what started out as no sidebars on my website has turned into the desire to live an authentic, intentional, and simpler life.
As we’ve continued to grow the community, the challenge for me has always been, “How do I help inspire and encourage others to do the same?”
One thing I’ve seen is six areas of my life—and in the life of others who’ve shared their stories here—were consistently being cluttered: Digital, Finances, Home, Life, Mind, and Work.
Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff in our hearts. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be—it’s time to make a change.
After I realized these ongoing patterns, I decided to do something about it—something I did initially to help in my own life, but realized it was also an opportunity to help you in yours.
Here is a brief overview of the six areas that are covered:
1. Digital. Simplifying your digital life can help you find a healthy balance between screen time and the rest of the time.
2. Finances. The freedom from anxiety over money can be life-changing. Learn how being frugal opens you up to more.
3. Home. The clutter in your home doesn’t just make a mess, it creates distraction in your mind and stress in your life.
4. Life. A simple life is more than just owning less. It’s about having time and energy for the people that matter.
5. Mind. Simplicity for the heart and soul is about listening for what matters in life, and letting go of everything else.
6. Work. When you simplify, you become more productive and happier. You open up space for your creativity to thrive.
So here’s my challenge to you …
If your calendar is full, if your inbox is overflowing, if every time you open that closet door, things rain down on your head: we understand. We’ve been there.
Every morning for 30 days you’ll receive an email with words of encouragement along with recommended reading and a daily challenge. You’ll have access to our private Facebook group and can experience this journey with others.
Here’s what Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist, has to say:
“No Sidebar has such a creative view of minimalism. I highly recommend their 30-day course.”
What’s more important? A couple of lattes from Starbucks, buying a new shirt that might get lost in your closet, or accepting this challenge and taking a step towards happiness and the type of life you’ve been longing for?
Just think of it as a (very small) investment in your well-being.
If you’re not satisfied, we have a 7-day money back guarantee. Just let us know and we’ll issue a refund no questions asked.
Still not convinced? Here’s the full list of topics we cover in the course:
Day 1 — You Are Enough
Day 2 — The Benefits of a Simple Life
Day 3 — It’s All About Gratitude
Day 4 — Learning to Say “No”
Day 5 — Digital Minimalism
Day 6 — Being Frugal
Day 7 — Part-Time Minimalism
Day 8 — Little Changes
Day 9 — Staying the Course
Day 10 — What to Do With Books?
Day 11 — A Simple Lifestyle
Day 12 — The Capsule Wardrobe
Day 13 — White Space Matters
Day 14 — Smaller Houses
Day 15 — Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Day 16 — Digital Life
Day 17 — Experiences, Not Things
Day 18 — Packing Light
Day 19 — Tidying Up
Day 20 — Intentional Decluttering
Day 21 — Minimizing Social Media
Day 22 — Own Your Decluttering
Day 23 — No Regrets
Day 24 — Minimalism & Kids
Day 25 — Simple Travel
Day 26 — Recommended Books
Day 27 — Fear of Missing Out
Day 28 — Grocery Shopping
Day 29 — Journaling
Day 30 — A Heartfelt “Thank You”
Now if all of that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. #smiles