When it boils down to it, minimalism (in my experience) comes down to two things:
1. Removing what isn’t adding to your life and replacing and/or leaving space for what matters.
2. It’s about choosing to be purposeful with decisions, words, actions and relationships.
In terms of fashion, this could mean decluttering your wardrobe and reassessing what needs to be added or left out. It could also mean looking at your shopping habits, why and how you buy clothes.
In terms of relationships it could mean spending more time with a friend who always looks to encourage you with her words.
In terms of planning a gathering or wedding it could mean spending a day assessing how you want your wedding design process to go and how you want to feel at the end of it.
So how do I achieve these values?
I believe it is important to realise this way of living is a journey of finding balance between less and more. It’s an on going process and I’ve become comfortable with the idea of having to always seek such a lifestyle. Day to day I ask myself questions like, does this really matter? Why am I making this decision? Are these words adding to my life? I’m by no means perfect and there are days when I really would rather watch Netflix into the wee hours of the morning, but I always attempt to consciously be aware of not only myself and my thoughts but how my actions and decisions affect others. I’ve found that when I choose to evaluate my minimalistic lifestyle in terms of the impact I’m having on others, I find true joy.
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