What’s the Hardest Part About Minimalism? by Rachelle Crawford

Have a read of this article titled 9 Minimalist Bloggers Answer the Question, “What’s the Hardest Part About Minimalism?” by Rachelle Crawford at Abundant Life with Less.

It is a collection of the answers of 9 of the most well known Minimalist bloggers to the question “What’s the Hardest Part About Minimalism?”

What struck me from having read through them is that for many the hardest part is having to keep it real, out of the theoretical realm, and to take into consideration others.

A Minimalism journey is very personal, but I have also had to keep in mind that even though I believe it is very worthwhile, I share a life and a home with 3 other people, who might have their own ideals. As a mother I can guide my girls, but I cannot force them to join my journey. As a partner, I can only discuss my journey and live an example of a decluttered life.

What I also noticed was how the journey for others, as with my own journey starts out as material decluttering, which then moves to clearing out and prioritising a simple rather than busy life and mind, and then to emotional and spiritual clarity.

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