A few years ago even maybe before I moved out my father had acquired three mirrored candle holders in different sizes. The sparkle of them lit me up, mainly because I love things that sparkle and glitters. Well I finally let them go and asked a friend if she wanted them. She gladly took them from me which made me feel lighter. I realized I no longer feel the need to have tons of sparkly items to make me love them. I can own fewer and still feel strongly about them.
I also downsized my nail polish collection. I’ve come to learn that I don’t need to own tons of pink nail polishes or glitter nail polishes to be happy. I used to think that having multiples of the same thing would be beneficial some how. Like owning five summer skirts in different colours and styles or tank tops for that matter. But we usually only end up wearing our favourite items anyways and those doubles or triples end up sitting in the dresser drawer and till it’s the last item you either end up wearing or not because you’re wearing something else.
I spoke to my dad a week ago now and said there is a wonderful documentary on Netflix called, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things and was wondering if he would be interested in watching it also maybe my mom would like to watch it so she can get a better idea on why I’m doing it. And he said yes so I popped it into his list to watch later.
Of course everyone’s vision of living more simplistic is different. Some people like bare walls while others like to have few pieces of art work on the wall. Some have a capsule wardrobe while others have more than 50 pieces of clothing. Some own one purse while others like me have like 8 hand bags lol.
I have to say though which ever way you’re doing your minimalism I do know this. Everything that has happened to me since becoming more simple and minimalistic my life has changed for the better, I feel lighter, positive and energy wise it’s just been fantastic.
I no longer feel the need to keep owning things that are the same and having multiple items that are basically the same thing. I also no longer follow a ton of makeup gurus on YouTube if anything I enjoy watching minimalists and that sort of thing. Also it’s nice to have a bit more money that I can use to say finish my electrolysis and be done that sooner than later.
I’m just thrilled with how my life is going right now and if I knew things would change if I I lived more minimalistic. I would have done it sooner than later.
Here is the trailer