Simplifying things down
I. Chuck out things that haven’t been used in the last 6 months.
II. If it doesn’t fit, make you feel good about yourself, or doesn’t work, chuck it too.
III. Start to make small steps to simplify everything.
It began with skincare. I made it simple. I was attempting to use all these expensive products, in awe of the other beauty bloggers who somehow appeared to achieve flawless skin and wondered why I wasn’t getting the same results. I would glare at my bank balance when the products were left unused on my bath side cabinet. Bottles of £40, £50 magical wonders that had been sold to me.
It progressed through to clothes. Once a blue moon, I would up heave my entire wardrobe, trying things on, searching if this was me, or was this me. Chucking out clothes that did not fit me any more, or make me feel good about myself. My personal style has evolved into what can only be described as a liberated 1950’s housewife with feminine neck lines and low pointed heels. I’m okay with this.
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed at the amount of choice in this modern world. You can be whoever you want to be. But, sometimes, going back to what works best for you to discover exactly what you want from products and life, is the next best start.
As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said: In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
I decided recently, that I’m quite happy to strip things down to the bare minimum and keep only what I desire. Keeping things classic and timeless.