As a long time sufferer from anxiety, I have picked up a few things along the way that have helped ease my symptoms. My most recent discovery is that I am happiest when I am living a simple and minimal life. I believe it calms negative thoughts about wanting more, and it forces us to want what we already have and to find joy in the ordinary and mundane. But having a house full of things that I don’t need is overwhelming. Getting rid of dusty knickknacks, old books I swore I would get around to reading, and the thousand of coffee mugs I’ve collected over the years, will help me declutter not only my outside, but my inside too. When my environment is messy and cluttered, so is my mind and emotions. Part of my new lifestyle will be focusing on having less, wanting less, and needing less. I have always told myself, that if I could just be a little more organized, there would be less stress. But that has not proven to be the case. Instead, I am being buried by the one place that is suppose to bring comfort and joy. A home should be simple, comfortable, and cozy. A place to unwind from a long day. A place to relax and cleanse our souls.
“Minimalism isn’t emptiness for the sake of emptiness; but rather making room to move freely, think clearly, and open ourselves to the beauty and wonder of life.”
I warmly welcome you on my journey towards simplicity, minimalism, and joy. I am so excited to share tips, inspiration, and other findings along the way.