This is not technically a post about minimalism. This series of posts just document my journey towards a minimalistic life. I would not consider myself a minimalistic person yet but I am trying to get there slowly.
You can read my other minimalism posts here:
Minimalism : Part 1 (Reduce)
Minimalism : Part 2 (Organization)
If you have not already read my earlier post on Minimalism, please read it here. In my previous post on this topic, I talk about the books that got me into minimalism and what I learnt from each of those books.
From last few years, I have been trying to downsize my belongings and trying actively to buy less. I have not been completely successful but I am heading in the right direction. I cleaned all the rooms and got rid of all the junk at home last year. Having gotten rid of everything that was not bringing me joy, I am now mostly left with stuff that bring me joy.
2019 has been a hectic year and I have not been able to read the books that I had planned to read. Instead, I am reading books that were not even part of my TBR. I saw the Marie Kondo show and Salt Fat Acid Heat show and suddenly got inspired to do some organization of home and kitchen. I read a total of 9 books in Jan, but most of them were non-fiction and small sized books.
I have always been a collector of key chains, bookmarks, books, CDs, DVDs etc. I like collecting so my house and my room in my parents’ house had turned into a museum. I did not use more than 50% of the items I owned and they were just there because I did not want to throw them. I also buy small knick-knacks, souvenirs which accumulate over time. I read some books on minimalism and they gave me a new perspective towards life.