INSIDE: It’s that time of year again! The time of year where I reveal the best intentional living blog posts from 2019 – as voted by you! If you want a helping hand with kickstarting creating a life you love in 2020, make sure you read these posts. Want to know which posts made it into the top ten? Keep scrolling because I’m about to reveal all!
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It’s the end of another year!
Wow! Can you believe that another year is done and dusted? Is it just me or are the years going faster and faster?! I can’t believe I’m writing another ‘best intentional living blog posts’ post already. It doesn’t seem that long ago I was writing the same post for 2018 – or the one for 2017. Time sure does go fast!
Leading a more intentional life in 2020…
If you want to step out of a life on autopilot and into one of purpose, these intentional living blog posts from 2019 are a must-read. Not only will they help you eliminate the unessential so that you have more time for what really matters, but they’re also packed full of tips and strategies you can use every single day to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Whether you want to make life less stressful, you want to declutter your mind and home or you want to make more time for your own wellbeing, you’ll find everything you need in these intentional living posts to do just that.
So, are you ready to find out what the best intentional living blog posts from 2019 were? The posts that are going to help you to kickstart creating a life you LOVE in 2020? Keep scrolling because all is about to be revealed!
THE BEST INTENTIONAL LIVING BLOG POSTS FROM 2019
Best intentional living post #10: How clearing clutter helps restore inner calm
At #10 in my top ten of the best intentional living blog posts from 2019 is the post How clearing clutter helps restore inner calm. If you find that your stress levels increase whenever you feel like your home is cluttered, you might just want to check out this post. Because in it, Andrea from Design Morsels reveals how the mental clutter that overwhelms us is directly linked to the physical clutter around us.
If you want to restore your inner calm, you need to clear your physical surroundings too. And in this post, not only will you find four simple strategies for clearing the clutter but some great advice on how to effectively manage the clutter of the ones you live with too.
And if you want to stop the clutter from coming back once you’ve cleared it, be sure to check out these posts too!
- Five gentle reminders you need to hear about minimalism today
- 18 ways to conquer your clutter – for good!
- How to get motivated to do the housework
Best intentional living post #9: How to discover what makes you happy
Next on the list of my best intentional living blog posts for 2019 is a post that will help you to discover what makes you truly happy. If you’ve ever wondered what lights you up, this is the post for you. Because in it, I’m sharing a fun and simple exercise you can do to discover what makes you smile.
Why do this exercise? Because when you know what makes you happy, you can do more of those things! You’re able to let go of the things that don’t bring you joy and focus more on the things that do. And when you do that, your happiness levels increase.
And if this whets your appetite and you want to get to know yourself better, why not give the journaling prompts below a try too. I like to do the 30 journaling prompts exercise at least twice a year. It can be incredibly eye-opening and it’s really interesting how your thoughts and opinions change as time goes on.
My This Month I’m… printable is great to do with your kids – it’s so fascinating seeing what they put for their answers. All come with FREE printables that you can download to print and use too!
- 30 journaling prompts to get to know yourself better
- An A-Z of Me journaling prompts printable
- This month I’m… the monthly journaling exercise everyone should do
Best intentional living post #8: Inspirational quotes for a purpose-driven life
Everyone loves a good quote, right? So, it’s great to see this post feature in the list of top ten best intentional living blog posts for 2019. Coming in at #8, 22 quotes for a more purpose-driven life shares some of my favourite quotes for leading a more intentional life – and I know you’re going to love them just as much as I do!
The intentional living quotes in this post help me to stay motivated and keep me focusing on my why when times are tough. I even have them written down in a notebook that I keep on the bookcase behind my desk. And whenever I need a little boost, I get out my notebook and sit and read a few. It always makes me feel SO much better!
Why not try it too? Pick some of your favourites and write them in a notebook too.
And if you like what you read, be sure to keep an eye out. Because this year, I’ll be sharing many more posts just like this. In the meantime, check out these 25 quotes for living your BEST life – and if you like them, don’t forget to pin the post to Pinterest so that you can come back to it later!
Best intentional living post #7: Thirty surprisingly easy ways to have a better day
How was your day? Wish it could be better? We’ve all been there! But in this post – which is #7 in my list of best intentional living blog posts for 2019, I’m sharing a fun hack to help you have a better day. It’s surprisingly simple but incredibly effective!
I’ve been doing it for a while now and whenever I remember to do it, I always have a better day. So if you want to have a good day – regardless of what curveballs come your way, why not give it a try too?!
Best intentional living post #6: Seven sure-fire ways to get out of bed in the morning
In sixth place in my top ten best intentional living posts from 2019 is a post all about how to get out of bed in the morning. The fact that this post almost made it into the top 5 shows I’m not the only one who struggles to climb out from underneath their warm duvet in the morning. Which is incredibly reassuring!
I’ve been trying for years to become an early bird but it’s not been easy. I’m definitely a night owl in denial! And so, in this post, I’m sharing seven of my favourite strategies that stop me from rolling over and hitting the snooze button in the hope they’ll help you too.
The one that works every single time? Number 4! Want to know what it is so you can try it too? Head on over to the post to find out!
And if you want more ways to get a better night’s sleep so that you can get out of bed in the morning without a struggle, be sure to check out the posts below too!
- Improve your life with these 12 easy to adopt habits – part one
- Improve your life with these 12 easy to adopt habits – part two
THE BEST INTENTIONAL LIVING BLOG POSTS FROM 2019 CONTINUED…
Best intentional living post #5: How to be your BEST self every day
At #5 is my post on how to be your BEST self every day. If you have activities that help you to feel good, energised or refreshed but it’s been a while since you’ve done them, this post will help you bring them back.
In it, I’m sharing what three activities and self-care practices I’m working to bring back into my life and how I’m making it happen so that you can do it too. It’s a lot simpler than you might think – especially as I’ve included a FREE Habit Tracker for you to download so you can track your progress!
Want to be your BEST self every day? Read the post to find out how.
Best intentional living post #4: Thirty super simple ways to make life easier to manage
In fourth place on my list of best intentional living blog posts from 2019 is a post all about how to make life easier to manage. If you’re tired of rushing around trying to get everything done and in need of a few hacks to reduce your stress levels, this post is for you.
In it, I’m sharing thirty super simple productivity hacks, habits and daily practices that’ll have you banishing chaos and restoring calm and order to your home – and life – in no time at all! My favourite hacks? Numbers 7, 11 and 23. Which are yours?
One more way to make life easier to manage…
A way to make life easier to manage that’s not on the list but should be is bullet journaling. Written after the post was published, this awesome bullet journaling ‘how-to’ written by Nicole from Tailoring the Good Life shares how bullet journaling can help you to be more productive. Which in turn makes life easier to manage!
If you’ve ever thought of giving bullet journaling a try but aren’t sure where to start, this bullet journaling post is definitely one to check out. Okay, onto #3 of my top ten…
Best intentional living post #3: How to elevate your life
Spot three on my list of best intentional living blog posts from 2019 belongs to a pretty cool mini-series on how to elevate your life. If you’ve ever felt like life isn’t as good as you know it should be or you want to make a change for the better but don’t know how to make it happen, you’re going to LOVE this mini-series!
In it, certified life coach Nicole Hague from Higher Level Living shares her top tips and strategies on how to take back control and elevate your life so that you’re living your BEST life. Want to stop just ‘existing‘ and start living a life full of passion and purpose? This series shows you how to decide what you want and take the steps to make it happen.
Make sure you check out all four posts in the how to elevate your life mini-series!
- Part one: Why you should be setting intentions as well as setting goals.
- Part two: How to reignite your passion for life.
- Part three: How to feel like you have it all together – even though you don’t.
- Part five: The secret to living your BEST life.
Best intentional living post #2: My self-care challenge: 7 days to better self-care
In second place is another mini-series. And this time, it’s about bringing more self-care into your life. We all know that self-care is important. That we should be taking good care of ourselves every single day. But most of us don’t do it as well – or as often – as we know we should.
And so, if you’re looking to ramp-up your self-care and start putting yourself first in 2020, this series has you covered. In it, you’ll find some fun and simple strategies that you can do in just 15 minutes a day to make your wellbeing a priority – WITHOUT feeling guilty about doing it!
Be sure to check out all of the posts in this self-care challenge mini-series:
- Challenge #1: Find simple ways to treat yourself
- Challenge #2: Add a self-care routine to your day
- Challenge #3: Find easy ways to take better care of yourself
- Challenge #4: Create a self-care toolkit
- Challenge #5: Make a list of cheap and easy self-care activities
- Challenge #6: Tell yourself that self-care isn’t selfish
- Challenge #7: Find ways to put yourself first every single day
Best intentional living post #1: How to make life LESS stressful: An A-Z guide
So which post made it to the top of the list in the top ten of best intentional living posts from 2019 – as voted by you? My A-Z guide on how to make life LESS stressful! We all wish that life was less stressful and more enjoyable and in this post, you’ll find 26 ways – one for each letter of the alphabet – to make it happen.
No matter how stressed or overwhelmed you might be feeling right now, adopt these simple strategies and life will become a whole lot less stressful before you know it! My favourite strategies are: I – Identify your time suckers and N – Have non-negotiables. What are yours?
This post comes in two parts…so make sure you check out parts one AND two!
- How to make life less stressful: An A-Z guide – part one
- How to make life LESS stressful: A A-Z guide – part two
The best intentional living blogs…
So, which was your favourite intentional living post from 2019? And what would you like me to write about in 2020? Have a specific area of your life you want to focus on and need a little help? Let me know what it is and I’ll share all of my best tips!
I highly recommend that you pin this post so that you can come back to it again later. Because if you want to kick-start creating a life you LOVE in 2020, these are THE posts to help you do it! And if you know of a friend who is wanting to make a change for the better this coming year and could do with a helping hand, please share the post with them too!
What was my favourite intentional living post this year?
This post was all about the top ten best intentional living blog posts from 2019 – as voted by you. But what was my favourite post? It’s pretty hard to choose as I loved writing all of them, but it’s probably what makes you happy.
I LOVE journaling prompts and activities that help me learn more about myself. And so any excuse to create and share posts that help both of us to do just that and I’m right there!
Not only is the ‘what makes you happy‘ a fun exercise to complete, but I firmly believe that knowing what makes you happy is the key to creating a life you LOVE. Because when you know what makes you happy, it’s SO much easier to eliminate the things that don’t and make a change for the better!
More journaling prompts are on their way!
I’ve had so many comments and emails from my subscribers and the members of my community about how much they love journaling prompts too so I intend to do a lot more posts like these in 2020. So be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Better still, subscribe to A Simple and Contented Life so that you’re amongst the first to know when they’re published – you’ll gain exclusive access to my FREE printables library at the same time!
And if you want to know what the best intentional living blogs from 2018 and 2017 were, be sure to check the following posts out too:
Here are the top ten best intentional living blog posts from 2019 again:
- #10 – How clearing the clutter helps restore inner calm
- #9 – How to discover what makes you happy
- #8 – Twenty-two inspirational quotes for a more purpose-driven life
- #7 – Thirty surprisingly easy ways to have a better day
- #6 – Seven sure-fire ways to get out of bed in the morning
- #5 – How to be your BEST self every single day
- #4 – Thirty super simple ways to make life easier to manage
- #3 – How to elevate your life so that you’re living your BEST life
- #2 – Self-care challenge: seven days to better self-care
- #1 – How to make life LESS stressful: My A-Z guide
That’s it for this post! What was your favourite intentional living post from 2019? What intentional living topics would you like me to write about in 2020? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
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