Personal Reflection

Why I Love Decluttering My Life

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. But it’s not as easy to throw away or donate things. At least for me.

I’ve been trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle in 2018. I’ll admit I’m not perfect. But as I get older, I realize owning material possessions doesn’t bring me genuine satisfaction.

I like cleaning. There’s something so calming about it. I’m not a fan of mess. Chaos and I don’t get along.

Going through my closet the their day took a while. I have way too many clothes.

I tend to reach for the same pieces over and over again, so I didn’t even know what I had in the back of my closet.

Safe to say, I had a ton of items I hadn’t worn in years, much less months.

I’ve tried my best to buy less this year because I already own many of the things I want. I don’t need to purchase more.

I’m not really a hoarder, although I do like keeping items for one reason or another. Still, if something doesn’t serve me anymore, I will give it away or get rid of it.

I hope I continue to live a better, more sustainable lifestyle. I’m aware that the environment is also impacted by our buying habits. I’d like to be as eco-friendly as possible.

After decluttering, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’m happier. I’d rather love a few pieces then possess a lot but not like anything all that much.

Cleaning, decluttering, organizing is fun for me. Fortunately. Unfortunately, they take time and effort.

I used to make purchases, thinking having more stuff would make me happier. But I’ve come to see the value in living with less and appreciating what you have. Life is easier, simpler that way. Besides, no one needs to have 50 shirts.

Writing

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Here’s a list of 15 things you can do when you don’t feel like writing.

  1. Read. Too many books, too little time.
  2. Exercise. Your body will thank you.
  3. Walk. Jog. Run. Sprint. Whatever works.
  4. Blog. It might inspire your next story. 
  5. Game. Have some fun.
  6. Relax. Meditate for a minute.
  7. Clean. There’s always something that needs organizing.
  8. Sleep. Take a power nap. 
  9. Talk. Call an old friend and catch up. 
  10. Shower. Or take a bath. 
  11. Explore. Go somewhere new.
  12. Stretch. Yoga, anyone?
  13. Journal. Doodle. Scribble. There are no rules.
  14. Cook. Bake too. Make something edible.
  15. Eat. Take-out is always an option.

Sometimes you have to write even when you don’t feel like it.

Blogging · Writing

What To Do When You Don’t Want To Blog Or Write

For everyone who wants to procrastinate and not blog or write but still want to do something productive.

  • Read. A novel. A dictionary. A fan-fiction.
  • Clean. Your desk. Your room. The entire house.
  • Exercise. Run a mile. Jump rope. Do several cartwheels. (I am not responsible for any harm suffered due to negligence. If you attempt to do any of the above and an injury occurs, you will not hold me accountable or liable. Basically you can’t sue me.)
  • Eat. I’m not about to tell you what you should put in your body. Again, I wouldn’t want a legal battle on my hands before university. That can seriously ruin me.
  • The possibilities are endless. Build a time machine. Fly yourself to the moon. Anything.

You are welcome.