Minimalism As I See It

When I was younger I liked to go shopping for clothes, shoes, make up, etc, etc. A great girlie Saturday was to meet up, have lunch and shop till we dropped!

I remember having so many clothes to choose from that if there was a night out (and there were many) I was in a blind panic about what to wear… clothes were on, off… you get the picture, stuff all over the floor!!

Oh how those days have changed. As well as not having the ‘need more clothes’ piggy bank I once had, I would now rather have just enough clothes that I get to wear them all.

I have a rule now that if I haven’t worn something during the same season the year before then I drop it to the local charity shop. I’ve never regretted it except for accidentally including in a bag my favourite BIBA coat and dress (which I’d worn during the 70’s)… And yes, I’m that old!!!

It’s not just all about possessions though. Since I have got into the habit of having ‘a good old clear out’ I’ve noticed that the practise also does a lot to clear your mind and head space.

I can actually find things that I’m looking for… which not only saves time but helps with panic and worry.

Sometimes during the clear out I come across an item that a friend may have mentioned they’ve been meaning to buy so you can also help someone as well as helping yourself.

The whole action makes you stop and think that we really do have too much that we don’t need materially. Having too much now makes me feel stressed.

Minimal Possessions = Maximum Happiness!

By |2017-01-13T13:48:47+00:00April 25th, 2016|1 Comment

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“Hate the normal 9 to 5. Love where I live and the community. Like being able to help people where possible. Love my two dogs, so my work is a ‘mash up’ of the two. Some days I wake up not knowing what day it is and what I’m doing that day, as every day can be a surprise and what was planned isn’t actually what’s going to happen. So when confusion sets in I remember the tools I’ve learnt from the Happynesshub. Combined with my diary and a cuppa, it helps me prioritise and get through the day ahead… and breath! “

One Comment

  1. Paul April 26, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

    I agree Geri, I’m going to start to do the same with my clothes. Love your picture today too x

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