Well, as 2020 draws to a close let’s take a moment to look back at the fabulous times in 12 posts that shaped the year, from sustainable guides to self-care. Long-time readers will know that this year was a BIG one for The Fabulous Times. We relaunched the website with a snazzy new layout created by lovely Cat at Gatto.
Since the relaunch we have featured interviews with some incredible dreamers and change-makers like Jan and Christoph, the brains behind innovative carbon capture company Climeworks, we’ve chatted about spirituality with 60s muse Jenny Boyd amongst many others. Hosted some amazing giveaways and shared some poignant posts from our fabulous feature writers.
2020 has been a challenge in more ways than one, my heart goes out to any of you who are suffering and hope that 2021 is lighter and brighter. As you may have read in my recent post looking back at my year. I’ve been on my own turbulent ride, but feel positive and fiercely optimistic about what the future holds. Without further ado, here’s a gentle walk back through the fabulous times best of 2020.
Fabulous Times Best Of 2020
Jan: 15 Reasons To Own Less Stuff
I shared my foray into minimalism, sharing the lessons I’ve learned. Minimalism is merely the concept of living with the things that you really need, living intentionally. Minimalism is different for everyone, what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. It is a concept that can be adopted in different areas of your life from finances to home decor.
Feb: My Zero Spend Month
Over the festive period I watched a TED Talk by Personal Financial Journalist Michelle McGagh. McGagh went a whole year without spending, buying only the bare essentials like food and paying for her mortgage. This got me thinking, then googling and before I knew it I was in a rabbit hole of minimalist finance videos and articles. I decided to give it a go for myself. I challenged myself to go one whole month with zero spending. In this post I outline the rules I set for myself, the challenges I faced and the benefits I discovered.
Read: My Zero Spend Month
March: 5 Self-Care Tips For Self-Isolation
When we first entered “self-isolation” I shared a few self care tips that are just as relevant today. This year Mr T and I have both been working from home and in self isolation. We have left the house only to go to the shop for food items or a quiet walk, practising social distancing and wearing masks and gloves whenever leaving the house. These are a few self care tips I have found to be beneficial to keeping mind, body and soul together…
April: 3 Lessons From Female Sustainability Leaders
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group , Orsola De Castro – Founder and Creative Director at Fashion Revolution are female sustainability leaders that have a lot to teach us about progress and leadership. So what is it that separates these sustainable business leaders from the rest? And what can you do to emulate them? Here are three lessons from female sustainability leaders out there changing the World…
May: 6 Meditation Tips For Beginners
2020 has proven that modern life can feel pretty stressful (no joke), but with the right tools we can all live healthier and happier. We all have the ability to venture inwards and turn our focus to our inner world through meditation. If you are new to meditation or just curious, here are six meditation tips that will help to guide you in your very first practice.
June: The Best Sustainable Running Gear To Keep You Moving
If you’re one of the many who tied up their running shoes and got out on the open road this year. This is a round up of environmentally friendly running gear from ethical activewear brands that care about performance and sustainability.
July: 10 Steps To Stay Positive In Redundancy
Many of us will have been made redundant this year and it needn’t be the worst thing that ever happened to you. I shared ten easy steps to stay positive in redundancy. After having had some time to reflect and gather my thoughts, I hope that these tips will help you to stay positive now and in the future.
Aug: How To Become A Minimalist And Enjoy The Journey
As mentioned before, adopting minimalist lifestyle principles takes time and looks different for everyone. It’s a constant process where we can make mistakes, learn new lessons, and discover something new about ourselves. This is a mini guide to help you out if you’re considering this as a fresh way of living.
Sept: Eco-Friendly And Ethically Made Bamboo Yoga Wear
If you’ve enjoyed a good stretch this year or plan on hitting the mat in the new year. Bamboo yoga wear is super soft and sustainable. Bamboo is widely known to be the fastest growing plant in the world. In this post I sharing eco-friendly and ethically made bamboo yoga wear ideal for staying comfy whilst doing your morning stretch.
Oct: 5 Sustainable Rainwear Brands
Living in the UK, there’s no way to avoid those rainy days, making investing in sustainable rainwear a wise decision. In this post I shared a mini guide to sustainable rainwear brands to keep you wrapped up, dry and cosy!
Nov: Restorative Yoga: What To Expect On And Off The Mat
Restorative yoga is characterised by holding four to six main postures for an extended amount of time. The purpose behind these extended holds is to release greater amounts of tension, primarily held around our major joints. Ashley shared a look at what to expect from restorative yoga both on and off the mat.
Dec: 5 UK Charity Shops On Ebay
If you miss the unbridled pleasure of heading to a rural village, the smell of old books, finding those rare marvels that you never knew you needed and getting lost in the shelves of endless charity shops. Prepare to enter a rabbit hole.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for joining the fabulous times, signing up to the weekly newsletter and being part of this wonderful and often weird journey. I wish you a healthy and happy 2021.