My Minimalism Journey, “officially” began in July 2017. I did not set out to slim down my wardrobe to 30 items, my worldly possessions to 100, or never buy extraneous things. I won’t be quitting my job, getting rid of my lease, and flying away to travel the world with just a backpack.
I’m here to remove the clutter from my life so that I am better able to focus on what’s important, what I love, and what I find to be fulfilling. I am bringing the Minimalism Mindset into my social, financial, and emotional life as well, and hope to maintain a lifestyle that brings me the most fulfillment and peace. Especially with my recent diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, whose symptoms are heavily affected by stress, I want to find ways to maintain a peaceful outlook on life so I can minimize my flares.
Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom.
Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm.
Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression.
Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around.
Real freedom. – The Minimalists
Minimalism Related Posts
- Automating Your Way to Financial Independence
- New Year’s Reflection: Slow Down
- My Summer Reflections: Decluttering, #100DaysOfCode, Arthritis, and Chemo
- Living on $10.32/Day in NYC #1PaycheckChallenge
- Minimalism Journey: Decluttering
- 1 Paycheck Challenge to Save Money
- Living Small
I have recently been binging on a lot of Minimalism and Tidying related websites, books, and videos. Here are some of my favorites.
- The Minimalists
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (KonMari Method)
- Things to Get Rid of for a Minimalist and Happy Life (Video)