Not sure about you, but I used to (and sometimes still do) save my favourite things for special occasions. I thought saving them made them more special.
However, over the years, I’ve barely ever got around to enjoy my favourite things, because I had all of the other ‘everyday things’ I owned and used. Eventually, it got to a place where it simply got too much and not to forget too overwhelming.
It was too much…
- to take care of – I mean seriously; how much stuff do two people need?
- to think about – it was stuff (nicely packed away) everywhere
- to enjoy and appreciate as most of my favourite things were in cupboards, boxes, display cabinets
Back in 2013, I received a gorgeous silk whool blanket, I immediately put it away with intention to save it until I buy my own place and guess what? Years has gone by and I haven’t bought my own property – I am still renting. But you know what? Whilst on my self-discovery journey, I realised that wherever I live – is my Home, my property – even if I am renting. So I finally took out my expensive blanket…. Yay!
After decades of accumulating stuff and things (as I was brought up with the terminology of ‘the more I had, the happier I would be’), I kind of forgot about my favourite things – what they were and where they were.
Over the years, I’ve grown, evolved and changed (like we all do) and so has my needs, wants and taste – and most importantly; knowing and accepting the difference between what I need and want.
There has been times where I’ve given away brand new things (which I once loved) to charity because I saved them for a special time and when that special time finally came, those things didn’t bring the same spark and joy like they once did.
If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that I’ve spent most of 2018 de-cluttering, downsizing, letting go of things, simplifying my life and most importantly; changing my mindset. After selling and donating the majority of our excessive stuff, we are now left with things we love and things that brings us joy = our favourite things ♡
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“The best way to enjoy your favourite things every day is to only own your favourite things.”
We all know that the best things aren’t things, but do you know that less is not nothing? We do need some things in our day to day life – it brings a certain ‘Je ne Sais Quoi‘. Getting rid of the clutter, and things you don’t use or love provides space to discover what you really want and need, and the time you deserve to truly enjoy and appreciate it.
Over to You…
Take a look at the things in your life, the things you use every day. Are they your favourite? Do they bring you joy?
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