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How I’m incorporating minimalism in my life

How to become a Minimalist

Minimalism is A different mindset. It’s a mindset where you learn and understand that your happiness won’t be fulfilled with stuff. Minimalism is getting rid of all the excess stuff that you have in order to make room for the things that money can’t buy- real things. Important things. 

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older but I’m starting to see what’s really valuable in my life and it’s not stuff. I’m slowly changing and evolving into someone who doesn’t want to have so much stuff. 

I naturally like to throw things away. In fact, I’ve thrown away things that I wasn’t supposed to throw away just because I wanted it gone and out of my house.  

So when I started really looking into minimalism I realize that I’m already a minimalist but I really want to start incorporating the minimalism ideas into my life more and more.

A lot of minimalists do it really well they have very few items at their house they may not even have a large home some don’t wear make up some have very basic wardrobe that can be worn over and over classic and timeless some like to produce last waste some live in a tiny home so that they don’t have to pay a huge mortgage and they get to live financially free these are all minimalist things that I can get down for but only to an extent.

I’m not sure that I’ll ever get that far I love wearing make up I love getting dolled up I like decorating my home for holidays And there are certain things that a minimalist typically wouldn’t buy that I definitely still would but I want to share with you the ways that I incorporate minimalism in my life without going full on minimalist. It’s a healthy balance for me and I’m really enjoying it.

The first thing I did and continue to do is de clutter my home..
I have so much stuff in my house that I simply don’t need. I still have some nail polish is from high school almost 10 years ago I still have clothes from when my kids were toddlers that I don’t need anymore I have things that I don’t use any longer things that just need to go so I’ve been on a hard-core decluttering mission and here are the top things that I’ve gotten rid of.

1. Old makeup, nail polish
2. Clothes I no longer wear
3. Old mail and useless papers
4. Jewelry that is old and cheap
5. Food from the fridge/pantry I won’t use
6. Old phones and electronics 

In addition to getting rid of tons of stuff (I mean bags and bags of stuff), there are things that I simply won’t buy anymore. And this helps reduce the clutter that I bring into my home.

1. Fast fashion or any clothing that I don’t have incorporated in a full outfit. Buying random clothes is a bad idea. I outfit plan so when I’m shopping I know exactly what I’m looking for. 

2. Nail polishes and excessive makeup. 
You guys. I know there are some women who go through their makeup quickly but I still have MAC lipsticks that aren’t open from like 5 years ago because I bought them for NO reason at all. So no more of that

Changes I’m making to my lifestyle 

I’m reading more and watching less videos. I truly do enjoy reading but I think I just struggle finding books that I really want to read. 

De cluttering my computer
My poor computer is just loaded with years of stuff. Mostly photos and images, but lots of things that I don’t need anymore. I honestly took a break from my computer because it was so cluttered I just didnt want to deal with it. Recently though I’ve started cleaning out my computer and backing up all of my important files and it’s making a huge difference. 

Cleansing and re evaluating my social media 
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they feel like they need to delete people from their social media. I routinely remove all accounts that I don’t engage with a lot or aren’t interested anymore. Lately I’ve been removing all news related accounts and replacing it with travel and minimalism inspo accounts. I have found that the news always tends to leave me feeling depressed or angry at something and I don’t need that negative energy in my life. Replacing the toxic accounts with ones that will help inspire me was definitely a great choice.

These are just a few ways that I am making changes in my life to become more of a minimalist.  I will add more as I do them! This is definitely going to be a journey for me so it will be exciting to share. 

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