I’ve been lucky enough to travel a fair bit in my 22 years, but of all the places I’ve visited, Huntington Beach is the only place I’ve felt like I could move to quite happily.
I know minimalism is the hottest thing right now, but not all of us make good minimalists. Some of us like things, some of us want to be surrounded by things, and some of us (me) are rampant consumers, who have no ability or desire to declutter. And that’s cool, the world would be boring if we were all the same, right?
But just because you’re not a minimalist, doesn’t mean you can’t embrace a few minimalist concepts in your life anyway! Here are a few worth thinking about, even if you aren’t much of a minimalist.
Declutter your digital life. We’re all signed up for far too many email subscriptions, we all follow too many useless Twitter accounts, and nobody needs 700 Facebook friends. Take some time to unsubscribe, unfollow and unfriend, and make your online experience a little quieter.
Shop more mindfully. Do you really need another grey jumper? Are those shoes actually going to be comfortable? When are you ever going to take up crochet? Don’t restrict yourself from shopping, just try and dial it back on the unnecessary spending, so you can have more pennies for the things that matter.
Remove unnecessary clutter from your workspace. If there’s one place everyone can benefit from a little minimalism it’s their desk. The phrase ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’ is repeated so often because it’s true. Keep the possessions on your desk to a minimum, to minimise distraction.
Embrace space. You don’t have to fill every spot in your home. Allow yourself to have bright, empty white space, it does wonders for the mind.
Make life simpler for yourself. Cook simple, wholesome meals. Don’t overclutter your week with plans. Get outside and walk in the fresh air. Say no every now and then. Embrace slower living.
Do you subscribe to the minimalist lifestyle?
I just bought a clothing rail and it’s changed my life. That might be a little dramatic. Let me explain.
I’ve got a bit of an addiction to coffee table books (or arguably, books in general), and with most of my possessions boxed up in my parent’s garage right now, it’s my books I’m dreaming of having back. We’re looking at another two months until our new flat is ready for us to move into, so another two months lie ahead without my book collection – but in the meantime I thought I’d round up some of my favourites + the books on my wishlist too for good measure.
I’ve had these photos sat in my Dropbox ready to go since November, which goes to show how busy the last six weeks have been for me. Back on November 30th I headed out for a jam packed 9 days in the States, and I had my makeup bag ready to go maybe a week in advance. I like to get my makeup bag ready to go a little in advance to make sure I have everything I need (and to save last minute 4am scrambling on my way to the airport), and on this trip I knew I wanted good reliable products that I could apply in the morning and know would still be looking good by the end of the day, so a lot of these products are old favourites!
December saw me take my very first trip to Louisiana, and spend a brief, but magical three days in New Orleans. We crammed in a lot on top of our work days, a little shopping, a little sightseeing, a little drinking, a LOT of eating, and so I thought I’d round up some of my favourite must-hit spots for you today.
Happy Monday people of the Internet! How are we all? I know today is supposed to be ‘Blue Monday’, but I’m actually feeling pretty good today, and productive – which is an ideal Monday vibe I think!
On a January sales inspired perusal of Bicester Village, I stumbled upon the most wonderful sight. A Charlotte Tilbury Sale Truck. I can hear your gasps of surprise, so here’s a photo for proof – this magical being really does exist.
We’re all guilty of spending too much of 2016 glued to our phones, laptops, tablets + Apple Watches, so I think we could all benefit from a few more offline pursuits this year! It supposedly only takes 18 days to form a habit, so with 18 days of January left, I thought I’d chat about little positive habits you can introduce to your 2017 today.