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Removing the clutter and distraction that gets in the way of living how you truly want to.
Helps you to feel more free and have flexibility to do the things that you want.
Not one size fits all, what is the right amount for you or the right way to use it in your life is key.
As long as you give your child love, support and just being there, there is so much stuff that is unnecessary
Avoid certain aisles in the supermarket if possible and toy stores
Set simple boundaries from the beginning, when they are older allow them to tell you what they really want and make a long term plan to get it rather than instant gratification: I want, I get
Buy second hand toys and get your child practicing that they can pick up a second hand toy when they pass their old toys onto someone else – every time you want a new thing, an old thing has to go.
Educate your child from early on about environmental awareness so that they can understand why.
The average British woman buys 59 items of clothing each year, she has twice as many items in her wardrobe today as she did in the 1980 and she has around 22 unworn items.
Understand your personal style foundation: what is important to you? What makes you feel good? Colours that you are most attracted to? What would you like to showcase on your body? How does it fit with your lifestyle?
When you know this you can design your wardrobe as a personal collection of clothes that will make you feel like you are looking into your wardrobe as a little boutique of your perfect taste.
Start with the easy things, set 20 minutes to clear out a small area and build up to go through the difficult areas.
Online shopping bombards us, we see around 5,000 ads daily and makes us addicted to the instant gratification of buying, when the reward is disappointed, we buy even more. Learning that more doesn’t make us feel better really helps make a shift to a minimalist mindset.
To shift towards a more minimalist mindset try to go for a month without shopping and really tune in to what your triggers are, why you are really wanting to buy etc.
Set up a self care account – every time you feel an urge to buy something put that amount of money into a self care account to be used for something that makes you feel great, try to use it on experiences more than stuff
Use shopping lists and stick to them
Write down what would you like more of, what would you like less of, what are your values and priorities, what in the past 5 years has actually made you happy and actually made you feel alive.
Make a list of what things take up too much of your time
Start with the least emotional, easiest things first when minimising. Give it a test run of a month if something is hard to get rid of by putting it away for that period.
Keep a limited number of items but make the most of them and put them on display to be enjoyed and taken care of.