Down-sizing our possessions should take some effort on our part, but it should not feel like an oppressive struggle. Our debilitating self-talk attempts to sabotage our good faith attempts to minimalize by reminding us of the seemingly endless tasks which lie ahead. Whatever we do today, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is just fine. At least we did something.
If all I can bring myself to do today is to discard one rusty old paperclip, then so be it. The way I see it, that’s one less item to worry about tomorrow.
What’s the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Onward and upward my minimalist friends!
Peace and love.