It’s almost Christmas!
Yes, my powers of observation rival those of Sherlock Holmes 😉
Every year, I think ‘I could have been more of a minimalist’ and this is especially true at Christmas. I have a lot of good intentions and, while each year I achieve more and more of my minimalist goals, it’s not all perfect.
The one thing I remind myself is that I am responsible for and can change my own behaviour – but I have little control over anyone else’s. So, if you had some plans that leaned towards the more minimal and they haven’t worked out, that’s life. You can only do your best and lead by example. And be gracious if things don’t work out according to your plan.
I find minimalism enriches my life, rather than diminishes it. But I know this isn’t everyone’s view and rather than trying to convert them by words, I try to influence by actions.
Christmas can often be a time of excess which paradoxically makes it the most difficult time and the most perfect time to have a minimalist mindset.
Have a happy and peaceful Christmas 😊