This will probably be a difficult post to write in abstract. As with many of the things I've written so far, the line between personal and public may well blur, but I want to keep it as conceptual as possible so I don't need to delve too deeply into my own past. No one wants … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – It’s All About You.
These past few weeks have all been about decisions. I've been making some pretty big choices about the changes I want to make. It has been a slow journey, but I hope it'll last me for life so taking my time over them is critical. I want to get it right - because if there … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Choices, Choices.
They say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. It is one of those "truths" based mostly in folklore, but the human hive-mind has picked it up and run with it. Of course, it is probably inaccurate and largely subject to the individual trying to form said habit. But I guess it's … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A Force of Habit.
I really like the Minimalist's post for Day Seven - it's heartwarming, and I don't mean that in a sardonic way. They talk about family, friends, relationships - the people who support us throughout our lives whether we realise it or not. Now, I've already written about how interconnected we are, how everything we do … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Together We Stride.
We're onto Day Six now of this 21 Day journey, nearly a quarter of the way through. The guidance post today was a bit more thought-provoking than the others I've read so far. Previously, the Minimalists have spoken mostly of the physicality of Minimalism - the reduction of things, only having to use what you … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway?
I woke up early this morning, as seems to be my new routine. My room was fairly bright despite the grey clouds I could see through the slit in the curtains. I turned over in bed, rousing myself for the coming day, completely calm and serene. Until I opened my eyes and saw red. The … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Stepping Out.
Day Three is here! After confronting myself yesterday I'm ready to look beyond the ~deep stuff~ and start putting mys plan into action. For those who've just got here, welcome, I'm following the Minimalists 21 Day Journey, but it seems here that I might have to deviate slightly from the course they have laid out. … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A Slight Detour.
Here we are on Day Two of the Minimalists 21 Day Plan. I'm not sure yet how I feel about it, I didn't feel as though I was really doing much yesterday with my so-called "Must List". After all, I've done this sort of thing in the past. It kind of feels like a super … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Looking Ahead.
I cannot lie, I am still pretty pleased with the effort I made the other day to reduce down my wardrobe. The last couple of days, getting ready has been a sleek operation, I pick out what I need (and actually want) and don't feel the guilt or the need to convince myself that I … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A New Path.
I want to get a bit of momentum going after that last post. It wouldn't help to just feel bad about all this stuff around me and not do anything about it. Stop moaning and get on with it girl! So today I started to break the cycle. I decided to begin with my wardrobe. … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – the First Step.