From Retention to Intention: 5 things I learned during my January Minimalism Challenge

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

At the start of this month, I wrote about my decision to take on a game suggested by The Minimalists.  I would look for stuff to jettison from my life on the basis of one thing for day one, two for day two etc, for 31 days – a total of 496 items.

What started off as a hunting and gathering exercise morphed into a discovery of a new mindset.

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Simple but not easy: My January Minimalism Challenge Part III

‘It’s important to own your things, and not to let your things own you’

~ Stephen Humphreys (aka Hub)

It’s week three of my January minimalism challenge, finding stuff to get rid of on the basis of one thing for day one, two things for day two etc.

In my last post, I highlighted the ways in which I had reached the 15 day milestone.

This week, for days 16-22, the challenge was to find 133 things to trash, donate or sell.

This proved to be both easy and hard.

I decided to get to work on my jewellery box.  I have accumulated a vast collection of lovely jewellery over the years.  Here’s my tray of earrings for example, all carefully sorted into colours, earring types etc.


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