The #MinimalismChallenge

I'm quite quick to post about life changing things on this blog. Whether it's a food switch up or fitness resolutions, this blog has allowed for an outlet to share such things and for want of another word, has become a slight tool of accountability.

And recently I stumbled across a documentary called Minimalism on Netflix. And I'm a sucker for documentaries. I can think of numerous days where all I have watched are documentaries of some sort. But I don't suffer fools gladly - if someone starts spouting rubbish, it's only a few mouse clicks to change channel. And to be honest, I was pretty ready for Minimalism to start waiving airy fairy rubbish and talking about how wonderful it is to only own one t-shirt. But it's nothing like that.

The documentary on a whole seemed to be on a vaguely similar wavelength to the Marie Kondo Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up in that it was all about only owning things that bring you joy, but at the same time, it was really pushing the idea that minimalism is different for everyone. Based on the story of two ex-Corporate guys, it stems from their experiences. For instance, they featured a question from someone who was an avid collector of model aeroplanes and was worried that he would never be able to be a minimalist. But that's not the reality because as long as each an every aeroplane brought him joy, he was a minimalist. Do ya get me? 

This made my little makeup obsessed heart happy as the prospect of having to get rid of makeup was daunting (and upsetting when you work out the worth...). But I was all aboard.

I watched this documentary about a week ago and have been binge listening to their podcast and I can quite confidently say I'm really excited. Acting as a good way to get rid of clutter, I'm going to try and log my journey on this blog as I'm going to be following their #MinimalismGame idea which involves getting rid of 1 thing on day 1, 2 on day 2, 3 on day 3.... You get my drift.

So there we have it. I suppose this is one of my New Year's Resolutions. I'm also on a crazy tight spending ban so let me know if you want to hear anything about that. But making sure I only have things (and people) that bring me joy is something I'm definitely ready to embrace.