For a while now I have been subscribing to a Minimalist blog. Every day the Minimalism habit is becoming stronger in me.
My reason for this to start with was that we were preparing to move house so I wanted to make sure we were not pointlessly moving clutter.
Then we did move and I saw that the house looked lovely without too many things. This strengthened my resolve to stick to the Minimalist approach.
Then the reality of the new mortgage hit and my Minimalism seems to be the perfect way to economise. This is another reinforcement in my mind that it is the right way forward for now.
We really are creatures of habit. I have had years of buying things. Generally buying things has given me a dose of feel good hormones. So now that I am retraining myself it is an effort, but the mission to be more Minimal is one that makes me feel good.
By remembering the principals of minimalism every day I am keeping myself in the moment. It seems to me that it goes so well with Mindfulness. It gives a purpose which helps me to stay Mindful. The more I do it the more naturally it comes to me.
Of course, I do slip up every now and then. Yesterday I bought a dress. Not very Minimal! But it was from a charity shop which in my mind makes my slip less dramatic.
But today is a new day. I am back on it. As at 14.55 I have spent nothing and I have recycled quite a lot. I feel good and I have had an amazing day. I have seen friends, spent time at home and focussed on the important things in my life.I am not yearning for anything and this makes me feel SO lucky.
Being in the moment is something that makes me feel great. People are happiest when they are present in the moment. Mindfulness is a great approach to training your mind so that you can be more present, more of the time.
Come on a Revitalise session to train your brain in Mindfulness. Once you have done this you may decide to try the Minimalism too.