Let’s face it, no one really likes cleaning, do they? Actually, that’s not true, some people are totally into that shit. I’ll never understand it. For the rest of us, who don’t thrive on organization and dusting, how are we supposed to take advantage of the bliss that minimalism promises? Luckily for you, the main reason I decided to incorporate minimalism into my life was that I hate cleaning. It took some effort to get me here, but the good news is, there are strategies that you can use that will help you eliminate a crap-ton of clutter without getting too overwhelmed. That way you don’t get to the point that you just have 80 piles of stuff lying around your house and no more desire to do anything. Let’s get into it!
I recently heard about Enoughism on a podcast episode of The Minimalists. The concept of enoughism seemed kind of…obvious to me since it is basically what I have considered myself to be practicing with minimalism, however, I felt like maybe it deserved a little further look into. What I came across was the realization of just how much we as a human race would benefit from simplifying our lives and recognizing when enough is enough. For so long, I had focused on all the areas of minimalism that you normally hear about: clothes, shopping, home size, etc. Upon further investigation of enoughism, it turns out, we are over-consuming big time. I’ve laid out 7 areas of over-consumption that we are all most likely struggling with or affected by and have dropped some ideas on how we might be able to apply enoughism to these areas in order to create more contentment.
It makes sense that I started my minimalist journey in the closet. My entire life had been spent building up a wardrobe that I felt like I could be proud of. So, I suppose it makes the most sense to think that the closet just might be where I would also lose myself. You see, I have come to realize that our clutter, specifically the areas where we struggle the most, is often a way for us to cover up or disguise our truest self. The funny thing is, more often than not, we are disgusting our true self from…ourselves. Let’s dive into that for a minute and talk about how we can often find who we are the second we start to downsize our wardrobes
Have you ever had a moment where you take a shower and end up just breaking down in a big mess of snot and tears and you have no idea why? If so, keep reading, this is probably for you. If you have been one of the blessed ones to never experience something like this, tell me…what’s that like? Thankfully, these episodes happen less and less for me and the reason is, I have gotten really good at recognizing when I need to take a friggin’ break. Here are 10 signs that I have noticed are a pretty good indicator that I am burnt out and majorly in need of a break. (The sobbing uncontrollably in the shower one is just a bonus tip.)
I absolutely loved hearing that the University of Texas Austin did a study on people’s homes and personalities. For those of us who have always wanted to capture that cozy, welcoming feeling of home, but just can’t seem to make our space feel homey enough, you are going to love what their findings showed! So, what is the secret key that makes a home feel more like a home and less like a house? Let’s get into it…
I don’t know if there is any sort of movement happening around this, but I felt compelled to speak on it after a family member told me one of their goals for August was to speak kinder about themselves and others. It got me reflecting on my own journey doing this and I realized, there were a lot of things I never really shared with people. So, if you happen to be someone who is hoping to make the world a better, brighter place by spreading as much love and light as possible, here are some things to know before you start the journey.