Are you guys tired of my simple outfits yet?
(Don’t worry, that’s a rhetorical question…)
The idea I’ve been mulling over lately when it comes to my closet: Do I want to be stylish or minimalist? Can I be both? I think I want to be a stylish minimalist.
The idea of owning less is really, really attractive to me. I think it’s because in some ways it seems freeing. To me, owning fewer things = less encumbered and fewer decisions. It also seems to promise white space, in my mind and in my home.
I recently listened to an interview with Joshua Becker on the RobCast (thanks Brenna for sending that my way!) and I think I’m ready to start some form of minimalism. I really like Becker’s approach by way of ‘rational minimalism’ which is “not cumbersome, but freeing based on your values, desires, passions, and rational thinking.” He describes it as elevating what is important in your life and subtracting the things that distract you from it.
A quick heart check, and the ‘things’ I come back with as important in my life are: family, time, resources, and experiences. So for me, I am going into the idea of minimalism with some goals in mind: more time, more money, more focus.
At the recommendation of one lovely reader I’ve decided to start small, with one conquerable area of my life/house and expand from there. Baby steps, right?
Happy Friday to you!