Trying to Break the Social Media Addiction:

Two years ago, I took two month long breaks from social media. It was glorious and I missed nothing while I was off of it. There were many benefits, which I described in my blog post: 9 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media. Yet somehow I’m back scrolling on Instagram and TikTok like IContinue reading “Trying to Break the Social Media Addiction:”

December 2021 Financial Update:

Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2022 is a bit kinder to us than 2020 and 2021… Honestly, for me, 2020 & 2021 were neutral, boring years. I really didn’t do much other than work, read, & write. January 1st, 2022 is my two year anniversary of running this blog! So, thank you for reading &Continue reading “December 2021 Financial Update:”

2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!

I’m going to hold off on the cliché: “I can’t believe another year is gone! It feels like 2020 just started!”. I set a ton of goals for 2021, and I (we, for some) accomplished all of them! There were a few that I ended up crossing out because my values/priorities changed. 2021 goals thatContinue reading “2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!”

Quit Being Realistic

Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind. Plato First of all, “reality” is just perception. Two people can witness the same event, but the reality of it is different for each of them. So we have billions of people running around on Earth that each experience theirContinue reading “Quit Being Realistic”

Stop Forcing Yourself to Like Things Just Because Other People Like Them..

Recently, I have realized many things I thought I liked as a teenager & college student that I actually dislike/hate. It’s wild how society will have you thinking you want something when you actually don’t. So here is a list of things that most people love that I dislike or hate: (Disclaimer: It’s okay toContinue reading “Stop Forcing Yourself to Like Things Just Because Other People Like Them..”

How to Declutter SUSTAINABLY:

I follow many people (on social media & YouTube, not real life, that would be creepy.) who create Minimalism content, which I love. There is one problem though that sticks out to me and is never fully addressed: What they do with the stuff they declutter. Most of them say they donate it, but isContinue reading “How to Declutter SUSTAINABLY:”

November 2021 Financial Update:

For us, November was a chill month. I mostly just cleaned & worked on my blog and Instagram. Then we had Thanksgiving with our families, that’s about it. I did decide to start up my easeyourfinancialpayne TikTok account again. Our investments went down a bit because the market is down, which is fine. We’re focusingContinue reading “November 2021 Financial Update:”

How to Deal With People Giving You Gifts as a Minimalist..

Originally posted on Ease Your Financial Payne:
Are you someone who is trying to attain or maintain a minimalist lifestyle, but has friends or family that love giving gifts? This post is for you! My husband and I also struggle with this, but we’ve found some ways to hopefully lessen the influx of stuff that…

Books That Will Change Your Life!!!

Hello and welcome to a post I am very excited for! All of the books that have changed my life & may change yours too! These books majorly influenced my mind and outlook on life. *Links are affiliate! Which is awesome because now I can make a bit of money by promoting a company IContinue reading “Books That Will Change Your Life!!!”

How Living Sustainably Saves You Money:

There is a misconception that living a more sustainable lifestyle automatically means it’s more expensive. In many ways, it’s actually cheaper than living an unsustainable lifestyle. I’m going to provide different examples of how living sustainably will save you money, most of these are self-explanatory. You can have a smaller trash can, which minimizes yourContinue reading “How Living Sustainably Saves You Money:”