My Minimalist Lifestyle

For the last year I’ve been trying to live a more minimalist lifestyle. The reason why I choose to live a more minimalist lifestyle is because I was tired of buying things that I don’t use, I was tired of living up to expectations. I had a lot of clutter in my room, and then I wondered why am I buying so many things. I was inspired to be more minimalist after watching Sarah Nourse, and Jenny Mustard on YouTube. Now the question that I will answer, is how do I live a minimalist lifestyle. Well I chose not to buy a lot of things that I don’t need. If I don’t need something, then I throw it away. I only buy things that I absolutely need like food, clothing, and what I love most makeup. I go shopping at thrift stores a lot, and one of the weird things that I have noticed, is that I use the clothing items that I bought from the thrift store, more so than the new items I used to purchase at the mall. I don’t understand why, or maybe it’s because someone else has already broken in the clothes. Anyway the only new items that I purchase are undergarments, bras, panties, socks, shoes, and white tee shorts or basic shirts. At the thrift store I look for blouses, jeans, jackets, and dresses.

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Also when I buy makeup or clothes that I absolutely need I try to shop when there is a sale. For instance if I know I need more makeup, I will try and see if they have is a sale, and if I still need it I’ll just buy it, but I will look around the store to see if they have any sale items. For instance, two weeks ago I put it on my to-do list to buy new bras since I needed some. Then last week I bought some from American Eagle because the bras were on sale, which is a score really in my opinion. To me minimalist means only living within your means, and not accumulating lots of unnecessary items. Minimalism also means that I should only purchase things that make me happy like flowers, and making a commitment to not buy objects that will clutter my life. The one thing that I have a hard time with being minimalist is when other people buy me gifts. My mom has is one of those people that if she sees a napkin with my name on it she will buy it for me. I love her, but that’s the only thing I have a hard time with. It is difficult when people buy me items that remind them of me, and then they give it to me, and I’m thinking to myself “wow I really don’t need this in my life.” This is the hardest thing I’ve encountered about being minimalist. With that I will leave it, and I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Besos!

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