I recently found out that my blog is listed in the top 40/100 on minimalism and sharing about how I live it has always been the original idea, so I decided to talk to you about my minimalist life.
“How did I decide to become Minimalist”?
In fact, I didn’t become minimalist at some point in my life, I believe I was born like way, I was never a determined person to own all the stuffs in the world, only what I consider necessary. I met the term “Minimalist” in college and the more I studied — the more I fell in love. So when I decided to research beyond Architecture, I came across the décor and finally the lifestyle and it was at this moment that a light turned on in my life — Oh! I’m minimalist!
“Why did I feel the need to change my life?”
Opting for a minimalist life is something very personal, you can’t and shouldn’t impose it on the people around you, each individual is unique and having this very well defined I know that I can’t change the people around me and to be able to live minimalism fully I find myself working on this process of physical change. The most important thing is that I already know what I want for my life: + Quality – Quantity!
“Where did I start?”
Actually I’m not a materialistic, usually people get a lot of gifts and that’s exactly where the problem lies, when I get something I didn’t like, I don’t know how to say, you know? I simply accept. It’s been a very rare time that I’ve been able to exchange, but most of the time I keep it and consequently accumulate unnecessary.
So I follow theses steps:
- Admitting this attitude was not healthy.
- Let go the idea that people would be upset about giving away.
- Most important — Put In Action! I flipped my room, I remember it was months saving clothes, bags, shoes and decorations, and like a magic the donation’s boxes already done!! Doing this gave me freedom!!
“How long did it take until I realized the change of habit?”
It didn’t take long to figure it out. As my room literally emptied, I have more free time to do other things.
I love time!!!
I enjoy to have time to do things that really make me happy!!
“Have you implemented other changes in your life?”
When you really find out what makes you happy, what completes you, the changes occur naturally. I believe the first step admits to yourself, to be honest with your ideals. As I said, I am still in the process to moving out and only then will I be able to implement other changes in my life, such as food and as the organization of the house in its entirety.
“Of all this process, what was most important to you?”
Knowing who I am, what I like to wear, what I like to hear, what gives me pleasure to live, what I like to eat, which people I like to have by my side to enjoy “doing nothing”, which people I don’t want near me, feeling happy to be with my son and not ground my happiness on material. These were my achievements, but what is the most important in this process was to notice: my son from an early age, observing my attitudes, naturally learned to be minimalist.
It’s amazing to see himself controlling the impulses of buying, sometimes I even want to buy some nonsense and he asks me “is it really necessary mom?“. This is definitely wonderful, not to mention that it’s every mother’s dream!
Ok, I confess — I can’t stand the excess, it confuses me and the disorder leaves me lost!!
Do you consider yourself a minimalist person or think about it?