Walking down the street I wondered, why is it that women feel like we have to carry baggage everywhere we go, while men can get by with a wallet and call it a day? Why do we feel the need to constantly carry the world with us? Keepers of the just in case, and the oh I may have one and the kitchen sink? I am guilty of it as well, we carry more than we need at all times and maybe this trait carries into other spaces of our lives as well. While at a friend’s house, I marveled at how many different things she used for makeup, I looked in my own closet at the myriad of hair products and chuckled at my mother’s closet filled to the brim with clothing regardless of how many times we clean it out. We love stuff, why is that?
I have recently taken an interest in minimalism, and how to rid myself of the constant clutter (I say this with a full purse, two phones, and three cups around me--I’m a work in progress) that surrounds me. It’s a slow and uphill battle, but I have decided that collecting experiences and getting rid of all of the extra stuff will help me become the person that I want to be. When I am pinning (using Pinterest) or looking at a piece of furniture for example, I often find myself being drawn to more minimalistic looks and approaches to life. However, if I ever want to reach there, I have to learn how to declutter my life. If I don’t I worry that I’ll end up carrying more than just my proverbial baggage therefore diffusing my goal. I mean, a goal is just a dream with a plan right?
To start, I signed up to get a daily email from HighBrow with tips on minimalism. HighBrow is an email subscription service that delivers 5 minute courses to your inbox every morning. While one may think: isn’t this just adding more clutter to your inbox, it is actually the complete opposite. It helps me rethink how I can make each day purposeful. Added bonus, each course is are only delivered first thing in the morning for 10 days. The service is great if you are interested in checking it out, plus they have a bunch of other topics that you could be interested in (I’ve already checked out Minimalism and Financial Well Being). Some of the emails may seem like common sense, however repetition is the best way to ingrain anything, don’t you think?
If you have any suggestions on minimalism please leave them below, I am trying to learn as much as possible. Are you a subscriber to HighBrow? Let us know which were your favorites!
Three women going through life.