I’m pretty good, pretty ruthless with ‘stuff’ or I like to think I am. Out it goes, sold on, donated or recycled if it isn’t doing it’s job, isn’t bringing me or someone in the family happiness…
I buy. A. Lot.
I tell myself it’s ok, ok to try things out, test out ideas, give it a go. Which isn’t wrong, things are ok, it’s ok to enjoy nice ‘stuff’, but really I think it’s an excuse I tell myself, to allow the shopping to take place. And the shopping happens as a result of me being in a low mood, maybe trying to fill a space that isn’t a lack of a material thing, more likely an emotional one.
It’s also important to take note of the ‘things’ that aren’t pretty, decorative…
What about shampoos, cleaning products…pants (trust me, my pants are neither pretty nor decorative!!)
Emails, one day lists, paperwork…
All of this can contribute to making life feel pretty full up, cluttered and chaotic.
One of the lovely ladies I follow and interact with through social Media, Catherine Caton, has recently thrown herself into minimalism and it’s quite inspiring.
It isn’t just about creating a tidy, more manageable home, though that would be wonderful, it’s about decluttering your mind too, finding more space to listen to yourself, to grow ideas and find what truly makes you happy. Friendships, creating time for your family, finding what makes your life the best it can be.
So, inspired by Catherine, I took a leap this afternoon and started listening to my first ever Podcast…I’m listening to it right now as I write here…
The Minimalists Podcast | 001 | Declutter,
A lot of points are ringing very true for me. I won’t pass my full judgement yet, as that wouldn’t be possible so early on, but I feel excited and inspired, even if it turns out The Minimalists aren’t for me, I feel going deeper into this theory could be really beneficial for me.
I don’t feel i’m leading the best life I could, I don’t think many of us do, but I also don’t think i’m doing enough to move myself closer to being my best me.
I spend too much time online, scrolling social media, sometimes I create the feeling of being too busy, having too much to do, but if I could make myself take a step back, perhaps I might realise some of these things are less important than I think, my priorities aren’t always in the right order.
Small steps or big steps, I’m putting no pressure on myself, but I like to think in a months time I will feel I have edged a little closer to being more clear, what ever that ends up meaning to me.
Are you doing something similar at the moment? If so I’d love to hear from you.
Maybe you’re a year down the line, is your life any different.
How do you order your world?