Brace yourselves, because this will be one of those posts where I write about minimalism while being completely shit at minimalism. You have been warned.
The other day I found myself thinking about my journey in minimalism and simplicity. Like most people I often focus way too much on what I have left to do, and not too much on what I have already accomplished. With that in mind I thought it might be fun to look back on some of the changes I have made over the years.
You need a budget. Come on now, of course you do. We all do! If you are a long-time reader you will remember that I once wrote a blog post called On Money where I shared with you how I used to do my budgeting. Well, that post is no longer around. This new system is much better and I don’t want you to follow my old advice.
Enter: You Need A Budget.
As you can see I have quietly made quite a few changes behind the scenes. I installed a new WordPress-theme with a fraction of the bells and whistles of the old one. I realized that I don’t care about the widgets, the if-you-liked-this-you-might-like-thats, or the social media buttons. I didn’t like how cluttered it looked, and it made me not want to blog. This new look feels a lot more inviting.
You must have heard of Marie Kondo by now. The Japanese organizing consultant and author wrote a book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, and one by one my fellow minimalists/decluttering enthusiasts have devoured it and sung its praises. Me, I was a KonMari skeptic. I had already read a few books on the subject (my favorite being “The Joy of Less” by Francine Jay), so what new could Marie Kondo’s book possibly bring to the table?