Something that seems to be on everyone’s mind is a turn towards minimalism – in fashion, design, aesthetic, lifestyle – the list goes on. It’s something that I’ve been embracing in my daily life and something that I want to continue to embrace. Living more simply leaves time, money, and energy to focus on the things that really bring joy into your life.
That being said, as I’ve been reflecting over my New Year’s resolutions this past month, I realized that I’ve been too ambitious with what I’ve set up for myself. I’m pretty sure that my net is cast too wide, my goals too many and too varied. I want to push myself to achieve them, but not doom myself to let them fall to the wayside as life takes over once again.
I realized, shouldn’t I be applying this “live simply” mentality to my goals, as well?
Absolutely, right? I want to live more minimally AND more meaningfully. Following my “Big Question” struggle (read: crisis), I also want to set goals to cultivate myself and allow me to come into my own. And finally, I want to provide a little organization to myself to help myself achieve these things.
Below are some of the ways that I hope to achieve this:
Continue to rid myself of things I do not want, use, or that bring negativity into my life; apply this same philosophy to electronic things (think: e-mails, Facebook, phone apps) so I don’t spend more time than necessary on them.
Continue to fine-tune a morning routine to set myself up for the day; utilize my bullet journal more; develop a capsule wardrobe and stick to it for at least two seasons; create a budget and stick to it!
Learn how to (finally) play that guitar, even if it takes a while; give proper attention to this blog; spend more time with the people I care about in this world; continue to pursue a more active lifestyle.
What are your New Years resolutions?