At some point a few years ago, I realised I wasn’t happy. I was stressed and anxious. My life wasn’t really turning out the way I thought it would. After much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that what I thought was making me happy – the late night online shopping sprees, trying on a new pair of shoes, getting the newest and best gadget on the market – wasn’t making me happy.
Is any of this sounding familiar?
I came across The Minimalists – Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus and over the next few months I followed their teachings, watched all their videos and interviews and listened to their podcasts. And something clicked.
I finally realised that I needed to make big changes. More than that, I realised I actually wanted to make these changes.
I started with decluttering my house of things that no longer added value, things I no longer loved and things that I didn’t need anymore, and I began organizing everything in such a way that every item had a home.
I stopped buying things that I didn’t need, things that didn’t bring value to my life.
Once I had simplified my home, three things happened:
- My anxiety and stress levels went waaaay down, I was sleeping better and I was just a nicer person all around (feedback from actual people I know!)
- I found more time for things I loved and the people I care about
- I spent less time cleaning and tidying my house and more time enjoying living in my house
Win, win, win!
If this sounds like you and you’re ready to start your journey to minimalism and simple living, start with the posts below and sign up to my newsletter below for more tips and tricks!