Why am I a minimalist? Sometimes, when I look at my budget spreadsheets and think about all of the times I have to say “no”, I ask myself this question.
The answer has not always been easy or simple. I have never been a hoarder or too attached to stuff, so I always knew I wanted to have less stuff. But why? Not just because I needed the closet space, but because I needed time and money. I needed more time to spend investing in myself instead of looking after my stuff. And I needed money to invest in my passions instead of stuff.
If we simplify it – I am a minimalist because I want more. I want more out of life, more out of my time and more out of my money.
I have recently learned that can be described as mindfulness. The awareness of the present and every moment, appreciating them even more.
Knowing me I know I love the idea in theory but practice is harder. I need a goal to motivate me. And then I remembered the #100happydays tag from Instagram. Is that still a thing? Anyway, 100 days sounded like a good number.
So here I am. Day 0.
I challenge myself to be more mindful during my daily life and to write daily about my days, thoughts and challenges.
I challenge you too, if you’re so inclined.
See you on the flip side.