Now that I have finished a Whole30 and, just last Saturday, a 50K, I need a new challenge. Last week I heard a story on RadioWest about minimalism and two guys who have, over the years, learned to live with less and they believe that they are happier because of it. This article explains their philosophy in better detail and after reading it, I was inspired to pair down what we own by playing a version of their minimalism game.
With our loft remodel almost entirely complete, we are now learning how to live in our smaller space. Lately I've found myself shoving things into places where they don't belong (namely my closet) and that clutter makes our rooms messy and my brain anxious.
I am starting to believe that by owning a little less stuff, our place will feel much less cluttered and will be easier to clean as we fill it with only necessary things and, as the guys in the article say, also with things that bring us happiness. So starting this past Monday and for the next twenty-six days, I aim to get rid of one item per day! And I'll also give you a little why behind each item:
- Day One - The sports bra that left me chafed after my 50K! I am not sad to see this thing go.
- Day Two - I won this for fastest time on the AirDyne. It doesn't fit well so I'll never wear it!
- Day Three - Stained. An example of why I shouldn't be allowed to wear white.
- Day Four - Covered in grease stains.
Just kidding, cats.
Item number 4! // Alice's little head and my shamefully stuffed closet.