First of all, a heartfelt thank you to all the people who left comments after my last blog post. Amazing community of people out there.
The past few days have been a bit up and a bit down. Same as most people I am sure.
The question is How does a person battle through times like these?
For me I feel that a starting point has to be getting back to basics in regards to minimalist living.
Identify what adds value to my life and get rid of everything else. This may seem extreme to some, But at the very least I feel that I will be making progress toward simplifying my life.
I also realize that I need to straighten up in other areas of my life. Namely exercise and eating habits. I used to love getting up super early and getting my workout in. I cannot remember the last time I did that. It has been many years to be sure. Heaven forbid I get my carcass out of bed and get on the elliptical that is staring me in the face!
As a person who is much smarter than me has said, “Sometimes, you have to fake it until you make it.”
I still feel a bit down but at least this gives me a framework within which to work. I need to remember why I embraced minimalist living in the first place.
Simple living brings me joy. It truly does.
So this weekend there will be a purge of items. Even if I have to get a dumpster to take some stuff away, so be it. I will give away unwanted items. Stuff has to go.
Everything you bring into your house becomes a responsibility. You have to care for it, find a place for it, clean it, and ultimately, dispose of it. No thanks.
So back to basics it is. Just making a decision, which sometimes can be the hardest part of digging out of a depression, feels good.
What other tips are there for getting back to basics?