Minimalism. It’s the in thing to let go of things. Lately our generation seems to be obsessed with it. We’re all minimalizing and KonMari-ing our lives away in the pursuit of happiness. Or possibly because of happiness.
Because we have so deeply leaned into healing ourselves. We’re learning to let go of all of the baggage of the past. Our past hurts, we’re bandaging them. Our past trauma…were healing it. We are – as a collective – trying to be better mothers and fathers. To let generational curses end with us and not pass them on to our children. And were letting all of that be reflected in our environments.
As we let go of all of the things in our mental that no longer serve us, we also want to shed the literal weight of physical things that are not serving us. No more will we have closets full of clothes that we cannot fit, do not flatter us and make us feel bad for not wearing them. Let it go. No more will we fill our homes with trinkets and clutter, hoping to find a use for them some day in a hypothetical future. Let it go.
We no longer need to fill the holes in ourselves with things – we’re filling those spaces with self-love, love, adventures, joy, spiritual wellbeing and actual health now.
And truly, at its core, that’s what Minimalism is. It’s not about having a colorless palette, ultra modern furniture and only apple products (although if that’s your aesthetic, more power to you.) It’s about letting go of things that are taking away space from letting in the things that you love. The things that truly fill you.
But don’t just take my word for it.
Let. It. Go.
P.S. If you need help decluttering your life head on over to @brownkids on Instagram for more on intentionality (Roe and E – the cutest couple in the world). It’s a beautiful process!
Oh, and let me know what you’re letting go of when you spring clean your life in 2019?