It seemed like a good idea to start at the beginning. I am starting a new Lifetick Goal – Create a Simple Minimal Lifestyle. I have been working on this for a while and I am looking forward to exploring more from other minimalist writers. Not so much a review, but how the book impacted me and my thoughts about that.
Yep Another David Damron book. I have a few of his books. I am really enjoying them.
This book starts with the “why”, why are you interested in simplifying your lifestyle. Must people will say they want to change “something”, clutter, finances, overwhelm, stress…
For me I have already changed many, many things and this is the next level, some say peeling the onion. That is me, peeling the layers and really understanding better why I here at this moment.
Right now I am “clearing and de-cluttering” my life so that I can accomplish more and still have time to enjoy life. Less distractions, more focus means I can move closer to my goals.
David’s book helps you focus on a few tasks in a couple areas, this way you can see some great results early. Accomplishing these will help to reinforce and motivate you to continue.
I love the concept of focusing on the things you LOVE! This allows you to let go of the things that are just taking up space.
The toughest part of simplifying is letting go. It does not have to be something physical. It can be an action or a feeling. For me it is all of the above. Letting go is tough because we develop bonds to that which we have come in contact with. This isn’t necessarily bad or a wrong decision, but there are times that our connections aren’t guiding or assisting us in achieving our major goals.
For me “things” are not an issue, I realized long ago that things come and go from your life. The thing that is the hardest for me is people, some times the people we have around us are just not going to impact your life in a positive way. Sometimes you just need to let them go….
I am really happy to be in a super good place, I only have people that are supportive of my journey to self growth! (*thanks!!)