Over the Christmas holidays, I watched a great film about minimalism - it was one of those films and moments that things shifted for me.
It had been on my mind for a while that I wanted to make some changes. I have too many books and more importantly, too many books I have bought and never read. I have three yoga mats, so many pairs of shoes, a box full of handbags, notebooks that I have never written in...the list went on and on.
This was impacting both my bank balance plus my storage space at home. I felt like I was getting addicted to having things "just in case" - and believe me, that "just in case" day never arrives. I am not quite sure why I felt the need to stock up on things in ALL areas of my life.
So I have been slowly making changes.
I sorted out my books and gave a lot away. I went through all my clothes and gave a big pile to charity. Same with ornaments - vases, candle holders...I had enough to decorate three homes.
I am also aware now of what I am buying. I only buy things which are essential and necessary. I am using up my "supplies" - shower gels, face masks...I had a small beauty shop in my bathroom.
I haven't got rid of everything and that isn't the point with minimalism. It isn't a competition about having the fewest things. It is about having what you need and no more. I also know this is a journey and one that takes new habits. I keep adjusting and letting go - somethings are MUCH harder to let go of than other things. Also an interesting observation...
A great place to start is The Minimalists website - great tips and resources.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.