It’s the end of February and I’m calling it for the Minimalist Challenge. What did I learn? I learnt that there is no one way to be minimalist and the challenges did not always reflect my own ideas of what it means to embrace minimalism. But both ways are valid. You can be minimalist and need…Continue Reading “The Minimalist Challenge: February Wrap Up and beginning of March..”

I suck! I was stuck… The Minimalist Challenge is helping me become unstuck in certain areas of my life. It feels great to downsize, list goals and take time away from electronics and the internet. Here’s where I’m struggling and it’s got nothing to do with the Minimalist Challenge but has had an adverse effect on…Continue Reading “What’s going on? The Minimalist Challenge: Day ?!?”

Day 16: Don’t buy anything for 24 hours.  I don’t spend. I used to! I would drop £100 on random days on food, coffees, books, clothes, stationary, knickknacks etc. I was the classic impulse buyer. There have been a lot of circumstances where spending money would feel like a form therapy for me. I still…Continue Reading “A money meanie. The Minimalist Challenge: Day 16”

Day 15: Examine your daily habits.  I’m going to try not to be too judgemental of myself here! I’ve examined both my good and bad habits, and here they are in list form: Good Daily Habits Breakfast! I always eat breakfast! I make this amazing porridge; oats, water, peanut butter, cocoa powder and raisins. Healthy chocolate for…Continue Reading “I’m really lazy. The Minimalist Challenge: Day 15”

Day 14: Take a step towards learning a new skill. I’m going to talk about at book again. The Little Book of Hygge was an impulse purchase. I was curious about Hygge (pronounced Huu-ga I think) and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I learnt that Hygge was a warm feeling characterised by a…Continue Reading “I DO FOOD! The Minimalist Challenge: Day 14.”

Day 13: Clean out your closet This is a hefty, hefty challenge. It’s also a day late, sorry about that I got distracted by re-runs of ANTM. To help me clean out my closet I used the Marie Kondo technique… She wrote this book: Marie Kondo: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and another one…Continue Reading “Clothes and more clothes! The Minimalist Challenge: Day 13”

I got sick so I stopped writing words. It’s all very annoying but I’m continuing my challenge at Day 12. I might try to catch up with the days so I can still finish the challenge when the month ends. So I’ll be smushing a few challenges together… Is that minimalist? Probably not. Day 12:…Continue Reading “I got sick! The Minimalist Challenge: Day 12”