Happy Thursday, loves! We spent the day strolling around the town, sipping on coffee and eating the best ice cream. We met up with uncle for lunch and then the babes went down for their afternoon nap.
I always talk about decluttering our homes, getting rid of things we don’t need and just being present in our kids lives. In today’s post I want to share a bit more about how minimalism drastically improved my motherhood.
First of all, don’t think that being a minimalist means you have nothing in your home and your wardrobe is down to white tees and jeans (although love me a plain tee + jeans), but what I am talking about is having the basics, the necessities and things that make you happy.
It is so easy to get caught up in buying everything you see someone else has, things that fill up every corner in your home quickly, and make you feel overwhelmed. Your closet no longer looks like anything, and you find yourself saying oh I have nothing to wear yet your closet is full. The key is to have things that you need and use constantly, not things that fill up your space.
I could go on and on but I want to share these few important points on how minimalism drastically improved my motherhood so that you can think about this and let it sink in. It may help you think about your current lifestyle too.
There is more time
There is more time to play with your kids, more time to enjoy your home and more time to yourself. You’ll have time to do things that you truly enjoy and love. It’s so good to eliminate the extra stuff that was just a big clutter in the home. And, if you’re interested in being more productive, read my this post here.
Way less cleaning
I think that speaks for itself. I am a clean freak, and minimalism has allowed me to have a clean house much quicker and easier. I run the vacuum 3-4 times a week, as well as the Swiffer but dusting, bathroom cleaning, and kitchen cleaning has been eliminated down to once a week. I would rather spend more time outside with these three than clean the house.
I get to play more with the kids
Perhaps you cannot find a correlation between the two, but the less I have to worry about things in the house being broken, misplaced or damaged the more time I have to play with the kids. My mind is at ease when we can sit on the floor, build legos and long train tracks and just play. This goes hand in hand with my word of the year – living with intention, and you can read my full thoughts here.
I am no longer attempting to do things as much as I did before. I am not competing in doing things. I just space my agenda out the way it works for me. No double scheduling. No plans every day/night. Minimalism lets me have a bit of everything at times, but nothing that overwhelms me. How does your schedule look now?
I am a much happier person
I love a decluttered home. I went marie kondo on our home a few weeks ago and let me tell you, it feels ahhhmazing!! I am a much happier person now. It is so nice for the eye too. It makes me happy when I sit to have my coffee, and look around to only see things that make me happy and knowing that every corner in the home is clean, organized and not cluttered. Are you happy with your home right now?
I would rather take long walks with the babes than spend more time cleaning the house. I would rather go for ice cream and coffee dates in town than worry about making a perfect home full of just things. I would rather play at the park and make memories than overwhelm myself with clutter. What would you rather do?
I am sharing this in hopes it helps anyone that can relate and to know that you’re not alone. We all go through things, we just have to take a step back and remember what’s important. Hope everyone has a great day!
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