Im Glad I attempted minimalism…….But I got bored
My minimalism journey is over!! Has been for a few months as the heading says I got bored in the end but I am really glad I did it was an experience of which as I have found along the way many people whilst interested, not keen of doing what I did.
But it came with it’s drawbacks, the biggest thing I got rid of was my car right at the beginning of the journey, whilst I am still very happy to not have the vehicle where I live or driving to and from work or in Sydney in general one of the great advantages of a car is when you simply want to hop into it and go exploring or your own mini road trip especially on my frequent travels to the South Coast. As I write today, it would of been a perfect day to go and explore the many parts of the South Coast of NSW I haven’t been to yet.
In over 15 months of my minimalism journey I read over 40 books on my kindle or a hard copy and I will say I much more aligned to the world outside than I was before gaining new perspectives, inspiration and different thought processes and I really do believe I am smarter for it.
But at the end of the day I ran out of idea’s and proved that it is overall good to have those creature comforts considering I am home a lot more these days.
So What else has been going on?……
It’s been a challenging year so far, especially financially. I found out about myself that I can a bit depressed and very anxious when I’m not doing well financially. An investment that I made two years ago was costing me a significant amount of money each month. I put it up for sale as I thought that was my only option. I was also having trouble with the managing agent. But it was amazing how a month ago, through a conversation with a good friend of mine changed my situation. Her ideas really sprung me into action and by taking her advice I am so better off and I took the investment off the market. I was able to catch up on outstanding bills and of which I have been able to slowly start saving again and have altered my investment strategy whilst being responsible at the same time.
I mentioned earlier in this post that I am home a bit more, not sitting on the couch home but not going out as much. During this challenging period I was making myself feel better by going out all the time spending ridiculous amounts on socialising and drinking. Whilst you have a great time, at the time, the next ensuring days are a struggle, motivation is not existent and got very lethargic and procrastination set in a big way.
Six weeks ago, something I thought I wouldn’t want to do was go back to the gym and also enlist the services of a personal trainer (PT). So far on average I go two-three times a week. I feel much better and the benefits in a holistic way have been amazing. I have also started another side hustle through EBAY and the results of that has been promising as well. This inspiration has come from my PT who has a very successful EBAY business on the side and has been very generous with his time in helping me also.
So things are on the up……
I just need to keep going, fitness whilst physically beneficial also is mentally amazing. I have become more fresh, energetic and motivated. I am also writing this new blog post on a new laptop as well. It was one of the reasons their has been such a large break as the previous one didn’t survive it’s hard drive replacement, also because my financial situation at the time I couldn’t afford my anti-virus software renewal as well as other things. Its been tough but as in life you do always come out the other side.