Eliminate the unnecessary
You know what’s been pretty powerful and transforming? Simplifying life by turning the focus on to myself, my home, my family and on the things I really love and enjoy. The minimalist approach to life offers me the space to breathe into what and who I love, the focus and energy to perfect my living space and the relationships that mean the most to me.
Bringing more energy into our living space has been so much fun and there’s been a huge shift in everything else, too. I suppose that is how energy works, right? Because we have gotten rid of so many of the things we didn’t really care for, our space feels lighter, and so do we.
The newest change we’ve made: we got rid of our TV! Beside it not being pleasing atheistically (I mean who wants a huge black box in the center stage of their small living space), it also didn’t serve us in any true positive way. To start, we barely watched any TV. So the first obvious thing was to cancel cable because wow, that’s a money saver. The second was that I don’t want my daughter really growing up on screen time. She’s barely ever watched TV in her two years of life, and I only resort to the ipad on long travel journeys, which are rare. She has certainly watched the occasional educational video or sesame street (she loves Elmo!) But her normal day to day life doesn’t include screen time and I really want to keep it that way the older she gets. The best way for us to do this is for her to not to grow up with TV at all. By the way, this is our own personal family choice, and who knows how long we can last, so no judgement at all if you do provide screen time. To each their own. 🙂 The third reason is because it just gives us more time to do other things we want to do, but sometimes don’t because TV is an easy go to. I’ve finished one book in the time we haven’t had a TV (I know that’s not a lot but I haven’t finished an entire book since Darya was born!) I also want to take up some baking, and focus more on writing everyday.
Also, I signed up for a digital marketing class and a french class. I feel like this is the time where I am doing all the things I always wanted to. What are somethings you’ve always wanted to do but have been putting off and what things/activities/relationships do you need to eliminate to give you the space and energy necessary to do those things?