So! It’s January fourth, how is everyone’s new years resolutions going? To be honest I’ve just gotten going on mine today, I’d say you need those few days after New Years as a buffer before you actually get started. If you’ve read my previous post you’d know a few of my goals for this year, you’d also know that living a more minimalistic lifestyle is one of them.
Today was the first day I actually felt I was getting close to start achieving this goal. I haven’t shared this on the blog yet, but we’re moving! We bought our first apartment together and are beyond thrilled to move in. So, today was a working day, I have started packing, sorting and purging, and boy does it feel good!
I thought I’d share my thoughts on how I will achieve my goal and hopefully you can gain some knowledge and a few tips!
“Minimalism: Because the best things in life aren’t things”
one // why?
The idea of minimalism is to only acquire items that are completely necessary and useful, I also think its important to have a few things you think to be beautiful. Successfully moving into a 760 sq foot apartment definitely requires a taste for simplicity, cleanliness and minimalism. I desire a space that will pass positive vibes and peacefulness, a space that I can come home to and have complete relaxation in. I feel the need to de clutter my life, space and closet in order to de clutter my mind. I need to allow more room for growth and healing, thus being able to live a more stress-free, care-free, fun life!
two // the rules
1. Unplug – oh that is a scary word… Take a day away from it all and do anything else, enjoy life, read a book!
2. De clutter by purging anything you haven’t touched in over a year, wouldn’t re-purchase today, or are just holding onto out of guilt.
3. Focus on versatility, function and quality when introducing new items into either your home or closet.
4. Shop Less – buy less things, same more money!
5. Stop and smell the roses – like, everyday. Live in the now and be sure to take moments for yourself.
three // how to apply them
My advice would be to take these steps one day at a time. Pick one rule and give it a go, I obviously started with de cluttering, I find it makes the most notable impact and gives instant gratification. After you’ve accomplished one, move on to the next. Slowly introducing something new like this on a daily basis will help you create a solid routine that you can easily stick too. I am excited to introduce these habits and put myself on a new track in life, one that will hopefully bring me more happiness and relaxation.
Jacket – Zara (old) similar one here
Turtleneck – Zara
Relaxed-fit high Jeans – H&M
Sneakers – UGG
Bag – Zara Tote (old) similar one here
Thanks for reading!