Taking on Minimalism as We Head Into Spring

Happy Hump Day!
Today I wanted to share a challenge I have taken on in this lovely month of February. While I could/should have chosen a better month (ya know, like one that actually has 30 days), I decided that this challenge was something I needed to do as soon as possible. It is so easy to get caught up in busy days. So easy to let our minds run on and on like a hampster on its wheel. I have found my life especially cluttered latley…often with the best kind of clutter, but cluttered nonetheless. I think this has a lot to do with my seriously crazy day-to-day schedule, homework, interning, blogging, etc. I absolutley love a day full of productivity, no doubt about it.

However, I’ve become increasingly wary about the way I’m spending my free moments. By free moments, I mean the ones between class where I can squeeze in an episode of Friends. The ones where I walk back to my room and just lay on the couch scrolling through endless social media accounts. The moments when I could be focusing on calming my mind, taking a step back, and really having quality time to myself.

The 30 Day Minimalism Challenge popped up on my Pinterest feed one afternoon when I was doing my usual mindless scroll through social media. I clicked on it, thankfully, and read it over a few times. I realized that I really need to take a little bit of time each day to work on minimalism. I think it will be a great way to de-clutter, de-stress, and really just grow over the month by doing little exercises each day to bring myself back to what’s important – or, more importantly, realize what isn’t as important as I may have thought.

I’m currently on Day 4 and am excited to have a day of no complaints (it feels great to focus on only the positive things!)
I’ll be chatting about my efforts to practice minimalism and my experiences doing the daily challenges on my Twitter page. I really encourage you to follow along…or better yet, take the challenge yourself! Working on minimalism as we jump into the Spring season will do wonders…I really believe it will!

Challenge found on Pinterest, via  : )
xo, MK

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