Minimalism Is A Process

In December 2015 my New Year’s Intention was to simplify my life. This sentiment was my only resolution that year. Well, let me tell you, simplifying was not simple at all. In fact, it got much more complicated before it simplified.

Almost 5 years later and it is still my main objective, to simplify. 5 years ago I would have never have believed it would take me this long to shift my lifestyle. I didn’t realize my whole lifestyle would become scrutinized to such an extent in the process, but I am so happy it did.

You see, my innate call to simplification was due to oversaturation and overstimulation. I had to first observe, then identify, then evaluate, in order to successfully eliminate. This began a process of unfolding, and of deep work yearned for by my soul.

Now, I regularly re-prioritize. Choose what to delegate, what to let go, and what is worth holding onto. These are all practices, because they take practice. We don’t always get it right on the first try.

Everytime I declutter it feels like such a release that it seems like there couldn’t possibly be any more to let go of. But every 4-6 weeks I evaluate what of my possessions has not been utilized, and I release them to someone that will actually use them.

The best part of the journey is that it isn’t just belongings that are being evaluated. It’s relationships that don’t reciprocate. It’s ideologies that do more harm than good. It’s negative self talk that has long since expired. It’s committing to profound authenticity and refusing to hold a veil between you and your truest nature.

Minimalism is a process. Enjoy the ride. ❤