This is such an inspiring post, I had to reblog it. A lot of stress in our lives comes from the need to surround ourselves with stuff, keep up our appearance, do a job that makes us miserable and so on. Imagine letting it all go! I have made some inroads in some of these categories – being vegan for instance – but I am so guilty of the Just in case part! And I am the worst at keeping things for sentimental reasons. And I can’t stop buying crockery!! Great blog.
Becoming a Minimalist hasn’t been that hard. Once in awhile, I find myself wishing that I hadn’t been so quick to give up a particular item but the regret never lasts long. I find more peace with the empty space and more time spent writing and gardening instead of organizing things I don’t really need. People ask me what I gave up. Here’s the 10 most prominent things that created a better life.
- Vanity: I stopped wearing fancy clothes,makeup, coloring my hair, shampoo/conditioner, and skin products. Now I use lemon juice, baking soda, castile soap, and vinegar. No regrets.
- Hobbies: I gave all of my yarn, paper books, sewing, and tools for all of that away. Now I focus on writing instead. I love it because it’s all in one place, no mess, and what once was a hobby is now taken much more seriously. Done.
- Titles: I gave up…
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