Saturday, December 10, 2016

Minimalism and the NOW

I just had a thought.. maybe everyone already knows this but it was a light bulb moment for me. Maybe minimalism is about living in the present!

Most (me) normally live either the past (old journals, lots of momentos of past events/ppl) or the future (those clothes that will fit some day, the book that you will get around to read some day, the jewelery never worn but you will.. some day).

Maybe minimalism is about embracing the now. I love xyz now and am using it now. We, as a family, play games a lot so we will keep the ones we use NOW.

This feels like a spiritual revolution to me. I want to be present NOW!! This realization  is a total  game-changer.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Minimalism Is About The Little Things

I just realized another favourite thing... or maybe it's just evolving again...

Just now I was writing out a grocery list and feeling grateful that I didn't feel rushed, but right after I looked up at a clock that needed a new battery so changed it and cleaned it as well. Again, feeling grateful for not feeling rushed.
I then decided that my nails needed trimmed, and while doing that thought of most times before now, I would leave it until before bed, also feeling kind of resentful that I delayed bedtime to squeeze it in. No more.

So that's it. My new fav thing is that I have time for the little things that would once have been annoying but now I can feel present while I accomplish these things. Present and grateful that I have the time to be mindful.