Hello & Welcome! Today, a new series is beginning, and I am excited to share it with you! The new series is called Minimalism Confessions, and it will be featured once a month for at least the next few months.
All too often, I see posts explaining how amazing life is since someone became a minimalist. While I am sure that is true, it does not mean that struggles do not arise. Of course, being transparent is not something you see on the internet often.
My hope is to change this, and that you will find these confessions helpful in your journey. No one has the “perfect” minimalist lifestyle all the time, and we all face different struggles within it. Some could be struggling with the amount of items they have in a particular area [such as books… my weakness], another could be struggling with mental clarity, and others could be struggling with their values.
Minimalism Confessions Volume 1
The first confession I want to talk about is my personal struggle with:
If you have followed me for a while, you know I am not big into shopping. However, over the past month, I have needed to replace several things within my home. This includes food storage containers, beauty products, clothing, etc. Somethings I purchase at a local store, while others may be purchased online. Either way, my list for things I need is declining at a very fast pace.
Replacing items do not bother me. It is when my mind shifts into the constant “I need this” or “I need that” mode. Sometimes I can shut it off quickly, while other times it seems to take forever!
While consumption is not always a bad thing, it can become frivolous. This is the point that I feel I am approaching, and I am having a hard time nipping it in the bud.
If you read one of my most recent posts, you will know I struggle with feeling the need to change my lifestyle completely. This means tossing good things to change them for “better” options. My list is forever long, and something I want to complete soon. However, this increases my consumption levels to an uncomfortable level.
Minimalism, for me, is about being intentional with what I bring into my home, reduction of unnecessary consumption, enjoying life to the fullest, and achieving my dreams. Obviously no journey is perfect, and I consistently remind myself that this is not a sprint to the end. I am running a marathon, and taking it one step a time is okay.
Consumption is necessary at times. The level of consumption needs consistent monitoring to keep under control. The list of things I would like to switch out or tools I would like to add into my life to enhance it will slowly be checked off. One day I will get there, but one day is definitely not tomorrow.
What is one area you struggle with in your minimalism journey?
I would love to know! Please comment below to share or ask any questions!
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