Saturday, 16 January 2016

The 30-Day Minimalism Challenge

Day 4

No complaint day

I was surprised that this was a tricky one for me – you never notice how much you complain until you’re not allowed to for a whole day. I kept catching myself thinking negative thoughts and about to say them but by the end of the day I found it easier to keep complaints etc. to myself. I work in hospitality so its very common for my co-workers and I to complain if a customer was very fussy or rude (since it happens a lot!) but it felt good to hold myself back for once! I think its important to stay positive in a negative situation, it doesn’t make you a better person if you complain about something or someone al the time.

Day 5

Identify your 3 to 6 main priorities.

For New Years Eve, my best friend and I sat down together and wrote our goals and aspirations for the year into our diaries. It sounds really corny but doing this with someone else actually motivates you to keep going with what you’ve written. My main priorities this year would have to be:
1.     Go to the gym regularly and become more fit and healthy
2.     Save more of my money instead of spending it on things I don’t need or that don’t last
3.     Get high marks for my university assessments
4.     Sell my current car and buy a nicer one
5.     Get rid of possessions and clothes that I don’t need anymore

Doing this challenge is going to help me with the last one since I’ll have to clean out my wardrobe and decide which clothes are essential to me and which ones aren’t. I’m really excited to stick to my priorities this year – I like that I had to narrow them down so I don’t feel overwhelmed with how many things I want to achieve this year - it also leaves me time to relax without feeling guilty.

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