This will be a New year’s minimalist resolution for all year long but I am starting it on. I don’t see why starting a positive change in life should wait. Not like the first of the year is a magical day. These are some of the lessons I have learned in the short time I have been exploring the Minimalist and Freegan lifestyles. Later I will explore what changes I would like to make in the new year.
Minimalist Resolutions Lesson Learned.
- 1- I have learned that stuff does not define you. Clothing, Jewelry, Cars, Jobs and the like are not who you are. Most of the time the upkeep of those possessions can be a burden.
- 2- I should not purchase things or shop just to make myself happy. It’s wasteful and an empty high.
- 3- Waste is not good and it comes in many forms. Consuming only what you need can be gratifying and relaxing.
- 4- It’s likely you already have everything you need.
- 5- Everything you need does not have to be the latest and greatest.
- 6- I seem to do more with less. Things can have a dual function and can be more efficient.
- 7- It is easier than you think to do without access.
- 8- I find it better to give, build, and create than to consume. When I spend time building, creating, or giving I don’t have time to waste and consume.
- 9- We waste large portions of our food supply for stupid reasons and it fills our landfills as waste.
- 10- Living a Minimalist Lifestyle and afford you to do a job you love instead of something you dislike to pay the bills.
Those are some of the things I have learned since I began living my interpretation of the Minimalist and Freegan lifestyle. Next, I will list some of the practices I would like to keep or begin that I believe would enhance my life as I continue this life change
Changes I would like to make
- 1- Would like to remove or de-clutter one thing a day from my space. It could be old clothing, old mail, or something I am no longer using.
- 2- Go on a Freegan trash tour at least twice a month and have a plan to share what is found.
- 3- Eliminate the use of disposable cups more. I have been using the Sea to Summit collapsible mug from REI and I prepare my own coffee and tea. I would like to get more of those mugs and use them around the house and for every disposable cup, I do use I will donate $1 to a charity.
- 4- I would like to volunteer or participate in the community helping others more.
- 5- Try to eat two or more vegan meals a week.
- 6- Get rid of clothing or items I do not need or use regularly.
- 7- Recycle EVERYTHING!
These are some of the things I would like to do to enhance my minimalist approach to life and my minimalist resolution. I feel less stressed already with the changes I have already made. This is an ongoing process and updates will be made as needed. Remember this is my idea of what a Minimalist and Freegan lifestyle should consist of.
I have some weaknesses I would like to work on when I decide to. One is food. Not that I eat too much of it but that I feel obligated to try exciting foods from the neighborhood I am working on that day
I have some weaknesses I would like to work on when I decide to. One is food. Not that I eat too much of it but that I feel obligated to try exciting foods from the neighborhood I am working on that day it there is any. This sometimes becomes wasteful but I enjoy it. Wish me luck as I learn and continue on my journey.
One is food. Not that I eat too much of it but that I feel obligated to try interesting foods from the neighborhood I am working on that day if there is any. This sometimes becomes wasteful but I enjoy it. Wish me luck as I learn and continue on my journey.