I know this has been somewhat discussed on the forum before but I would like to talk about it again, and maybe get peoples current feelings on it!
How do you currently feel about minimalism?
Are you interested in a minimal approach for some aspects of your life? Why or why not?
Have you ever been minimal and moved away from it? What is your story with this?
Personally, I have a conflicted relationship with minimalism. I love the aesthetic of it (wow, much millennial) and when I embrace minimalism I do find that I am less stressed out. This can sometimes be a catch-22 however since getting rid of things seems to make me really anxious. Just this evening I disposed of a bunch of makeup and I stared at it in the bin for a while so tempted to take it out.
Wardrobe - I adore the idea of a capsule wardrobe, as I know a lot of other people face the same morning dilemma: what to wear? The more we have the more difficulties it seems we have with getting dressed in the morning. I've been diving into the idea of a capsule wardrobe and am leaning towards the idea of having some seasonal pieces that cycle in & out. As someone who lives in a place with four very drastic seasonal shifts a year and a range of 30C to -40C.
Food - I am SO guilty of wasting food; I will buy a wide assortment of produce, dry goods, sauces, etc only to throw them out because I never eat them or they expire. The last couple of weeks I have limited myself to buying only a few types of veggies and fruits, from there I find myself actually being more creative with my preparation. It's been pretty exciting and less stressful for more, I still may end up throwing up the small amount of excess I don't eat but it's much better than throwing out a container of kale, a bag of potatoes, and whatever else has turned bad.
Home - Decorating my own space has been a process to say the least..... I have more laundry baskets than I need, more decor to hang up and four couches that really are not necessary. A large part of this is due to the fact that my house is larger than I need so I'm trying to find a happy medium between what is appropriate for the space while not overdoing it just for the sake of it. I'm not going to downgrade my house since I could very well have kids in this house and it would be mean a financial loss with what I've put into it this far.
That's my jumping off point, there's a lot of ways I could declutter, and minimize my space but I'm taking it one step at a time hoping to not become too overwhelmed with the changes.