Are you tired of feeling like you never have enough time to do the things you love? Are you always stressed out looking at your to-do list or that pile of laundry that never seems to get smaller? That was me, someday’s that’s still me. I realized that I was never going to get better if I didn’t make a change.
One day I decided that enough was enough.
I started to slowly make changes that made a difference in my life. I started small, made changes here and there realizing that I could do anything but not everything. That it was better to do less with more focus then do a bunch of things with less focus.
So I stopped trying to do so much. I didn’t have to do everything that everyone else was doing. So I dropped the things I didn’t love or didn’t have to do and put more focus on the things that I wanted to do. Now get so much more done and enjoy it! That changes things around, your no longer wasting your time but utilizing your time and energy where it counts.
You don’t need the stuff to be happy.
I recently got into the low-waste/ zero-waste movement and with that realized that stuff is just stuff. That I don’t need it to be happy. I don’t need the stuff to have a cute home, or to please other people. If I didn’t love it or use it I labeled it as clutter and I wanted to be rid of it. The less I had, the less amount of time it took to clean which freed up more time for other things I would rather do.
Same with clothes. The fewer clothes I have the less laundry I can let pile up and the more often I have to do laundry so it’s not as overwhelming when I do it. It’s so much easier to do one load of laundry then five, am I right? One of my goals is to be able to eventually have a capsule wardrobe, it’s currently a work in progress.
Less food=less food waste.
One of my other goals is to simplify my eating habits. Not make elaborate meals, have fifty spices I only used for one recipe I wanted to try and didn’t like. All it does for me is stress me out when I open a cupboard and I have a bunch of stuff I don’t use or don’t know how to use. I feel bad that I am wasting food by just not using it but don’t know what else to do with it. So I have been trying to use up what I have or give it to someone else that would use it. I always try to find someone to give my stuff to, rather than throwing stuff away.
I have found that simplifying makes me a better person, one that has more time and freedom to do what she cares about and doesn’t have to live her life revolving around stuff. Trust me, I’m not perfect, I still have more stuff than I want but I am better than I used to be so I’m okay with it. As long as I am moving forward and making a continued effort to be more minimalistic and reducing my waste on the earth. Try to simplify your life and see where it takes you.