SIMPLIFYING LIFE IN A WEEKEND
Let's face it, we live for Fridays! And once we've made it, the weekend becomes a 48-hour rush to "get it all done" by Monday. This weekend, I decided to do 15% of business related tasks and focus mostly on converting to minimalist lifestyle.
There's research on how clutter affect our mood and mental wellness. Although I'm not a messy person, there are a few items in my apartment that serve no purpose other than collecting dust. In addition to cleaning, just taking a moment to do nothing is also a must do!
I came up with a few ways to simplify life this weekend:
CLEANSING. Our homes are our sanctuaries, and it should feel like one. I had to ask myself, "how much do I really need?" I went with the golden rule of clutter (I made that up)....If you haven't touched it in 6-12 months, then it's probably useless. I've been blessed to have a Brooklyn apartment with space, so I plan to make the most of it by replacing unused items in the donation bin, and organize properly. P.S. I'm putting my green thumb to use....stay tuned.
MISSING OUT. I don't mean stay inside the entire weekend away. I mean I'm putting the phone down and missing out on the digital world. I plan to reconnect with real people and have real face-to-face conversations! I miss the 90s, because that was the primary way of communicating. It was a way to form authentic relationships while chatting it up with friends you haven't seen in at least a day lol.
GET SOME LOVING (FOR EVERYONE). Self love is one that you cannot put a price tag on....unless you hit the spa! Get a facial, a massage or just take a moment to practice a little self love how you see fit. For some, self-love isn't just being in solitude, but sometimes, it's snuggling, walking the dog, or whatever it means for you. Self-love is about doing what makes you genuinely happy while being on a mental vacation.