Living a Purpose-Filled Life Blog Series #1 Minimalism

Updated: Apr 25, 2019

Hey Ladies Expecting,

I hope you are enjoying the blog thus far. The place where we talk holistically about purpose & vision. Be sure to share with other women as well. Remember each one empower one.The day I decided to say yes to living out my purpose daily was such a freeing and fulfilling moment. However, I had no idea what all that would actually entail. I did know that my purpose would require somethings of me. As I continued along the journey these things would go on to present themselves one by one. When stewardship presented itself it was in the form of minimalism. I can tell you it was one of the best things that ever happened to me! In order for us to give birth to our unique purpose or the next level of our purpose one goes through a processing phase. I guess you could say that's where I was.

Most think of tiny houses, hardly owning anything and living homely when they think of what minimalism is. Honestly, its not about that at all, it is an option though. It's about following what is right for you, being happier and living a quality life. Well, I don't live in a "tiny home" (side note maybe one day soon) and most extreme minimalist would probably think I wasn't minimal enough lol. It is the heart and principals of minimalism that I truly felt connected to. Minimalism is all about breaking the consumerism mentality, refusing to fill your life with "things", living a happier quality life and choosing quality over quantity to enjoy the life you truly want. It's about making quality smart decisions and purchases instead of the ol' "ooooh I want that so I'll purchase it" syndrome. Minimalism also helps to keep down clutter. How you ask? If I only have what I need than it's hard to create a room or house full of clutter. Clutter comes when we become excessive. Since adapting this mindset I have experienced being able to put finances towards the things that are really meaningful to me. My home is practically clutter free. I'm still getting my partner to come full circle lmbo and I'm able to travel more.I also feel more free and content. For some it's a very drastic change and it takes time. For me it was pretty smooth because I was never a materialistic person anyway plus I had unknowingly started to become a minimalist before I even knew there was a name for it. What began my journey was the path of de-cluttering & simplicity. Like most women it began with my closet, then the dresser followed by the kitchen. I was just following my instincts. I did one room at a time de-cluttering and simplifying. However, it has pushed me to spend a little more to ensure quality. If you are interested in learning more about minimalism. I highly recommend the Netflix documentary "Minimalism : A Documentary about Important Things".

I also have come to love thrifting! Thrifting is one of my minimal hacks which leads to better stewardship habits. I love thrifting because its one of the ways we can get quality with out paying an arm and a leg. While I don't thrift for clothes if I find an unforgettable piece I am definitely open to snagging it. However, my preference is all about finding amazing furniture pieces like the pieces you see in this blog.

Here are 5 ways to increase better stewardship.

1. Thrifting

2. Justify your purchase to yourself

3. Spending Budget

4.Overall Budget

5.What items can you go without ever purchasing again.

If you are interested in creating a more centered content zen in your home you can start with your closet. Check out one of my favorite youtube videos by Courtney Carver to guide you through it. It's actually a 21 day decluttering challenge. I can't wait to hear from you. What are your thoughts on this.Leave your comments and or questions below.

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