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It’s hard to believe that it is already the beginning of April. I know I have not written an essay lately and I apologize but I honestly do not know where the past few months have gone! Do you feel that way also? Seems like in a blink of an eye, we went through fall then winter and now it is almost officially spring.
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal and what better way to do that then by sitting down and taking stock of where you have been, where you are and where you want to go. A few years back, I embarked on my minimalist journey and have stayed the course for the most part. I’ve made a few more changes that fit my minimalist lifestyle and am basically a very happy camper. Next on my agenda is to continue paying off this year’s inventory purchases for our business and to knock some more off the mortgage.
What area of your life would you like to improve upon? Take a moment and really think about it. It’s easy to say I want to be debt free but if you continue to purchase things you really don’t need, you will not make much progress toward that goal. Ditto for business. If you want to be self-employed but complain that you’re too tired after working all day, you will not do what you know needs to be done to fulfill your dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Think that living minimally would work for you? Spring is the perfect time to take the first step. As you are doing your spring cleaning, put items you no longer need or use in a box and store away for a few weeks. Out of sight, out of mind. You will quickly figure out if you need these items or not. If you don’t, sell or donate them.
Finally, don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Not all of us are meant to live with less than 100 items. I live my minimal lifestyle on my terms which means I do not purchase anything that I will not use. Period. I also have donated all of the items that I had not used for quite some time. My house, especially my closet are so much easier to maintain. That is MY minimalist lifestyle. Live YOUR lifestyle on your terms.
For tips on how to begin your decluttering journey, you can Start Here, or snag a copy of the 30 Day Challenge (our Minimalism and Decluttering eBook).