Minimisation March

Minimisation March was an interesting one. I had intended on getting rid of things that no gave me joy lol. Now not too long ago I actually went through all of my clothes and donated what I no longer wore to charity, and if house hold items broke and were beyond repair I got rid of them straight away as opposed to letting them pile up. I have started collecting a pile of ‘hard rubbish’ for when the time comes, it will all be together and easy to dispose of. I still have a whole heap of cardboard boxes that I need to dispose of from when I moved house…almost a year and a half ago. However, life happens things get ridiculously busy and we all have other priorities, so for now when I get a spare minute to do that they can wait. The world will not come to an end.
A major aspect of minimisation March was cutting down on spending. I looked at my budget. I looked at my outgoings vs my income and looked at how I can cut down on what I spend. If you haven’t done this already, I highly recommend that you do. Look at where you can cut costs on utility bills, insurance, subscriptions ect. For instance – I don’t watch Netflix (I will give you a moment while you pick your mouth up off the floor lol). So I ended my subscription. No use paying for something that I don’t use! Same with online dating. I made the most of my subscription by chatting and going on these so called ‘dates.’ However once the subscription ended I made the conscious decision to cease the membership because 1. It was not bringing me joy and 2. It was a waste of money.
I also made the conscious decision to cut down on the amount of procrastination and time wasting that is consumed by social media. At the end of March I decided to sign out of Instagram and Snap Chat and only use what I needed for business purposes. Have I missed it? To be honest, no I haven’t. Have I felt the need to check it? No I haven’t. This is really surprising for me. I thought I would be suffering from FOMO but I’m not. I’m just keeping calm and carrying on which has been all sorts of wonderful! Things are getting done.
Now I have entered Appreciation April. This involves writing down 5 things a day that I appreciate and am grateful for. Will be interesting to reflect on my findings at the end of the month, and if doing this task has made a difference to my overall wellbeing.
Until next time,
Mindful Mel

Author: mabarberlissa

Hi and welcome to my blog! The aim of my blog is to share some of my experiences, my thoughts and feelings about mindfulness, while providing strategies on what gets me by in this ever changing, ever moving world! I hope that my readers gain something out of the entries as well.

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