Less Is Now Challenge for January

Minimalism has been a passion and battle of mine for long while now.  I find it one of the most challenging aspects of myself. I go from overwhelmed from too many clothes, too many options, to a nice, easy wardrobe in which I eventually buy more in my desire to own in all.

It's an ongoing battle with myself.  I am MUCH better than I was before, but it affects different areas of my life from cosmetics, to clothing, to silly stuff like office supplies.  

I cherish having fewer things.  It reduces some much wear and tear on my brain.  Clutter for me equals brain clutter.  Too many choices means I have less capacity to make choices when it really matters.  

I will be fair and say that at times it MATTERS what I wear.  Usually, though, as long as I feel put together it does not matter.  Why would I want to start my day with decision fatigue because I had too many hair products, cosmetics, clothing, and jewelry to choose from.  Those are ORNAMENTS.  They are meant to bring a little bling, a little joy to my life.  Not reduce my ability to live my life to the fullest.  

Ya get what I mean?

To start of the year, we watched The Minimalists, Less is Now on Netflix.  Nothing at all new on it, but I love consuming media around this topic as it keeps me motivated.  At the end, The Minimalist give a challenge to reduce 1 item for the date of the month.  I'm writing this on January 11th, so I reduced 11 items today.  

I'm still in my bathroom.  I started off by throwing away items that had expired.  Now I'm reducing everything else.  Who knew I had 3 flesh colored eye liners that I don't use because they don't seem to stick to my skin....

I wouldn't be surprised if I don't move out of the bathroom for this month's challenge.  With great pride and joy, I can say that I couldn't complete a month on my wardrobe.  I could reduce a few items that unfortunately have not held up to every day use since I've minimized my closet.  

Please let me know if you'd like to hear more about my wardrobe capsule.  It took a long time for me to figure out what works for me as far as quantity, quality, and what brings me joy.

Transforming my life in 2021 to optimize joy!

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