#minimalistliving is born!

So I’ve started this blog to track my journey as I move ever more into minimalist living. I wanted my own blog, both for my own personal reflection ,but also so that I can share with others how it feels to simply and minimalise every area of my life.

I’ve been fascinating with a simpler life for a couple of years now, and in the last six months I have hit upon minimalism, which I have fallen in love with.

Our world is so full of stuff; virtual, physical, emotional and spiritual and I think we can often feel ¬†cluttered, claustrophobic and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of ‘stuff’ we collect in life. This can be anything from an overstuffed wardrobe, to an out of date newspaper pile, to tonnes of Facebook notifications, to emails blocking up the inbox on random subjects.

But where do we start? It can seem like a losing battle, and isn’t it easier just to shut the door, and forget it exists?

I find I can’t. Even with the door shut, that wardrobe full; some things I love, some I don’t wear, some that don’t fit (OK a lot that don’t fit), things that are seasonable, still gets into my head. That inbox is still full, and takes valuable space in my head.

So I decided to dedicate myself to minimalism or #minimalistliving as I call it. It encompasses every area of my life. In this blog I will talk you through how I’ve done it. How i’m doing it. The challenges I have, how I feel about it, and what I have yet to tackle.

Hope you will join me on the journey, and share your thoughts, ideas , tips and struggles so we can travel together

Jo

xx