This is something I’ve wanted to do for a looooooong time. I stumbled upon this site yesterday. I’m pretty sure I have been there before though. I’ve always liked the idea of owning less stuff…but it’s a lot harder to put into practice! It’s important to tackle this cause I know I tend to get overwhelmed very easily…and what’s more overwhelming than a bunch of stuff that you have no idea what to do with?
I started last night with one of the post (which I can’t seem to find now) that said to pick ten things from your closet to get rid of. This actually became pretty challenging once I got to around 6 articles lol. I only got 9, but I think that is a pretty good start!
Today I’m going through my bookshelf and getting rid of things I haven’t touched/read. Basically, if I can’t remember the last time I even looked at the damn thing then it has to go!
The goal in doing all of this is to be free of all the useless things I think I need. I want to say this post has nothing to do with art, but it does. The amount of things in a day I have to sift through on my desk just to draw is exhausting to me…and by the time my desk is cleared I don’t even care to do art anymore. This is an issue obviously for someone whose living is made off their art. I’m tired of this issue having a negative impact on my art…so here we are!
Anyway…I’m kinda a huge ball of emotions today. I’m pretty motivated, excited, stressed, everything it feels like haha. I guess I just wanted to write down what I was feeling so I could come back later and see the progress I’ve made.
I’ll end this with a quote I found by searching minimalism on Tumblr:
"Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives." - The Minimalists