I have been really open about my minimalist journey and how I even stopped buying clothes for 3 years. Since then I have really learned to hone in on what my own personal style is, and have managed to maintain a minimalist wardrobe as well. If you are working to declutter your closet, but have that looming fear that you’ll get rid of something and then regret it for the rest of your life, I totally get it and I can help you out with that. That’s why I wanted to share the super simple 5 step process I used to not only minimize my wardrobe but also build a minimalist style all my own. (Oh, and subsequently doing all of this helped me break my shopping addiction.) So let’s get to it, shall we?
You know when I first started minimalism, I felt obligated to live by all of these unspoken rules I thought existed. Like I needed to have a tiny home or live out of a backpack in order to really be called a minimalist. How silly is that? Whenever I would have a stressful day I would turn to my favorite past-time: decluttering. Decluttering became a way for me to feel in control when I felt so out of control in other areas of my life. I would look at my book collection and feel like I had to remove some books from my life. I was a minimalist after all, I had to follow the unspoken code of minimalism that said if I haven’t read it in a year, it must go out the door. Right? Yeah, no. I’ve decided this is all nonsense and I’ll tell you why…
The art of minimalism has been slowly but surely taking the interests of people.
It can be incorporated not just in how we ‘tidy up’ or design our home, but also in the way we dress. It can even be applied to intangible items such as how we spend our time, or in the relationships that we currently have.
Starting this lifestyle would require drastic changes to most of us. It could involve giving up on a lot of things (and people).
But eventually, the pros would outnumber the cons. After all, these changes would clear up not just your home but your mind as well.
Simply speaking, minimalism revolves around living with only the things you need and feel happy about.
I think it’s safe to say all of us are praying that 2021 is a less horrifying year than 2020. In fact, at this point I think the only resolution anyone will really have is to not go totally insane. Personally, I have stopped setting resolutions a while ago. At least stopped setting them in the traditional sense. However, one thing that I think we are all in control of is how we feel about ourselves. Which is what got me thinking about affirmations. So many people think they are BS (and I get why) and others try them out and they don’t really stick. That’s why I wanted to share a little information that can really help anyone speak better about themselves in 2021 and how to do it in a more effective way.
Lately, I have realized that my desire to turn the TV on has almost completely disappeared. In fact, I have found that the idea of turning the TV on actually makes me feel anxious. I sat down recently and really brainstormed how this has taken place. After all, I didn’t intentionally stop watching so much TV. It just sort of happened. Because of this, I have found more time on my hands, I see more connection in our family and marriage, and have cultivated more creativity in my life. Since our family has seen massive benefits from less screen time, I put together a mix of 18 different strategies you can put into play in your own home that will help you watch less TV this year and just maybe start living a bigger, bolder life.
I still remember the day I was introduced to Pinterest. I worked at a local school and every morning, for 30 minutes or so, we would let some of the kids use the computer lab. Since all they did was sit and play on the computers, that meant all the adults got to as well. I spent so many hours pinning dream weddings (even though I was married already), adorable outfits, nail polish colors and houses with water slides from the master bedroom into the pool room. Time well spent. What I didn’t realize at the time is that Pinterest was quickly turning into one of the top places to grow your online business. As online business has grown, so has the demand for people to pin professionally. Curious how you could start a side hustle as a Pinterest virtual assistant? Lemme break it down…