Posted on: 11/24/2016 Posted by: Ana Degenaar Comments: 0

30 Days To Minimal

Yesterday was one of the biggest days for me this entire year. I was finally able to finish my book! I can hardly believe it’s finished and that people are already buying it and commenting on it.

I can tell you is it was a ride… the writing, the editing, the daily rush I felt, wanting this to be true to my story, to my practices and most importantly to the battles I’ve gone through since I started this mad career. I can truly say that I am thrilled with the result.

I struggled for months trying to convince myself that I could do this and once I started writing, I was on a mission. I poured so much of myself into this book that last night, for the first time in months, I went to bed with the biggest of smiles on my face — grateful that I could do this and that this will forever bond the person who reads it to me and my story.

You’re probably still wondering why 30 Days To Minimal Blogging and why I decided to write this. Well… we live in a world that is filled with the hustle mentality and I lived in a state of go, go go for a long time, only to find myself where everyone does at some point in this career (a rut). Minimalism and mindfulness have helped me change my entire approach and I’ve come to realize that I still have the same opportunities now that I did before.

The book focuses on teaching you a practice a day. I touch on subjects that are inherently important in any blogger’s life and at the end of each chapter you find a quick worksheet that helps you put into practice what we have covered that day. My hope is that people are patient enough to embark on this with me one day at a time — not skipping chapters and not doing more than one chapter a day.

Mindfulness and focus are life-altering practices and that’s what I want you to take away from this book — apart from the hands-on practicalities of monetization, SEO practices, branding, etc. I want bloggers to be able to feel their shoulders relax, to have peace of mind every single day that they are doing the right things, that we don’t find ourselves in a world of trying to rack up numbers… but rather creating community.

You’ll also find interviews with some of my favorite influencers in the Minimalism world. I had the best time reading their replies and experiencing that wonderful side of this world where people still want to be a part of each others’ lives and projects. A big thank you to Satsuki Shibuya, Jennifer Hagler, Darren Firth, Carl Barenburg, Caroline Birk… and last but not least, Karine Kong who never hesitated to jump into this adventure with both feet with me.

This book is neither spiritual, self-improvement-oriented, nor just a practical guide. It will definitely guide you, inspire you and give you a new approach to your career… but that is only because you will find those things within yourself as you work through it.

I can’t wait for you to read it. I can’t wait for you to experience it and to get your feedback. That will have made all those hours, the countless batteries I had to buy these months, the crashing of computers and the sacrifice of my beach time worth more than you can imagine.

Feel free to purchase the book below or learn more about it in the shop. Only for today, use the code: THANKFUL to get a 10% discount.

Thank you for sticking around while I was gone. There are more exciting things to come on the blog now that this little nugget is out.

Love and light,