A little departure from Fugal/Five things Friday. Although I may do a separate post on that.
But I was making the bed when it struck me how by becoming more minimalist what it has taught me about myself.
- I know that lots of visual busyness makes me anxious and I need mostly monotones.
- I know I need white space around me to function better. Since our house is very small there aren’t a lot of open places, but there are a few where I just have a plant.
- From even in my 30’s I knew not to ever over schedule or I felt out of control. Even when my children were in school I didn’t over schedule play dates, activities, etc.
- As I’ve decluttered, my house works well for us even though it is quite small.
- For the most part, I know where everything is or where to find it although on occasion I can’t quite remember where I put something. ( I’m looking at you brown envelopes I can’t find)….oops, just found them right where they should be…Ha ha…
- I need a decluttered space with clear surfaces
- I do need a structure(like Flylady) to focus on what the daily chores need to be.
- I function way better without decision fatigue which is why I have a very specific wardrobe and a very limited one. I don’t want to worry about what to wear. I don’t own a dress, skirt or anything dressy.
- Over the years, since discovering less is more, I feel more joy and contentment. Plus since I ‘ve never like to shop it made it easier.
well, as you can see, minimalism really helps to define or really refine who you are.