follow me on instagram for more @aaliyahinspired. My journey with minimalism started two years ago when I started listening to The Minimalists podcast. Before diving into the world of Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburns through their podcast, I got mixed messages on what minimalism was. All I could picture was an all black and… Continue reading Why I Decided to Become a Minimalist.
Whenever I hear people have conversations about love languages, it’s usually in a romantic context, but I think that introducing love languages into a self-love context can be beneficial. If you type in your google search “love languages”, the 5 love languages popularized by marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman in his book, The 5 Love… Continue reading Incorporating the 5 Love Languages into my Self-Care Routine.
A new year is approaching which means that the urge to start decluttering is high. It can sometimes be hard to decide what to get rid of and what to keep so I decided to help by creating a list of 20 things that can exit your life for good before the new year. ONE:… Continue reading 20 Things to Declutter Before the New Year.
I'm starting to consider books an "essential" in my life. What do you think? December of 2019 I set out to complete a challenge that would test my strength as a consumer in a capitalist society — a no buy year. In the beginning, I was determined and thought of going without buying non-essential items… Continue reading No Buy Year: a fail
Ah, it’s time for us to say goodbye to November; she was wonderful. Now I’m ready to greet December with open arms. But before we do, I would like to share some of my monthly obsessions for the month of November! Slow mornings I think it was the shift in seasons, but I’ve been feeling… Continue reading Monthly Obsessions: November
It’s time to roll out the red carpet again for the people that have inspired me for these past few months. The category I want to focus on is minimalism. Below is a list of five minimalist influencers I think are worth a follow: Aaliyah Alexander | @aaliyahinspired Okay, this is a shameless plug. If… Continue reading My Favorite Minimalists That Are Worth the Follow.
It’s that time of year we adore — holidays, loved-ones and gift giving. This season is supposed to be the most relaxed and easy-going for individuals, but for minimalists it’s the most stressful. I’m speaking from experience when I say I both look forward to and dread this part of the year. On the one… Continue reading What a Minimalist Really Wants: a guide to gift giving.
The hardest part about leaving a life of hyper consumerism to a “minimalist” lifestyle is maintaining it. It’s easy to fall back into old ways when it comes to filling your life with meaningless possessions when things get a little stressful — instead of coping with newly formed habits, we inherently run back to familiar… Continue reading 5 Systems to Maintain a Minimalist Space.
The meaning of life I think is to live fully. Not plastic pleasure, not tinseltown pleasure — to live and enjoy simply life" Lindsay Murray Last week I watched this video that struck a chord in me. It was a video on simple living and revolved around a New Zealand man named Lindsay Murray. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jA4FJtrLNE… Continue reading What I Love About Simple Living.
First you must realize how much money you truly need to survive, and then realize that everything beyond that is just a want, often a superfluous want. The Minimalists Growing up, I remember always being a “saver”. I was the kid who set aside money from birthdays, Christmases, and any other special occasions that warranted… Continue reading Living Within Our Means?