A happy home is a beautiful home, and a beautiful home is a happy home. There's nothing quite like a crisp, clean interior that inspires a sense of calm, peace and serenity. As the new season rolls around, take this time to clean up, clean out and simplify your existence from the inside out. In short, siphon your belongings down to the things you truly love.
Simplified or minimalistic living isn't just about how a home looks - it's about how it feels. While white walls, concrete floors and unforgivingly sharp lines might not be your style, don't worry, that's not what minimalism is about. Minimalism is about being deliberate. About being focused. About choosing only what you absolutely need. Minimalism and a commitment to organization can slay unnecessary stress and calm bouts of anxiety. A tidy home inspires a feeling of power and control.
It's no surprise that those interested in BuDhaGirl's core topics such as mindfulness, meditation and intention would be smitten by Marie Kondo's little jewel of a book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Kondo's tips for tidiness are very straightforward - she asks, does the item you're holding spark joy? If not, get rid of it. By purging things you've been guiltily holding onto, or ratty t-shirts you've tried to convert into loungewear, you're also purging a certain mindset and establishing a new, healthier mindset.
Through decluttering, simplifying and curating your home, you are practicing intention - you are choosing to rule your things rather than have your things rule you, and what's more liberating than that?