Monday, 2 December 2013
Minimalist Monday: Loving Less This Christmas
At this time of year it's all too easy to get caught up in the collective consumerist craziness. Even wannabe minimalists like myself find themselves agonising over whether the gifts bought are good enough, the decor fashionable and whether they can really wear the same party outfit that they wore last year.
I have found myself obsessing over these matters recently. Luckily I've seen sense and remembered that less has its own magic. Last year's party outfit worked after all and I still like it - who am I trying to impress? I have bought one or two new items this year already that are enough to give it a twist (new earrings, black jeans and smart jacket) and I have different shoes that I can wear too (black patent courts). Despite having reduced my Christmas decs I still have more than enough for my small house. And if I have gift buying dilemmas I will stick to buying consumables.
This year I want to enjoy the traditions of Christmas and enjoy a little more baking and crafting but I don't need to put myself under the pressure of perfection. This year for me, it's time for a little more restraint both financially and emotionally. Less buying, less doing and more being in the moment. This December I shall enjoy the magical moments of Christmas but I also hope to enjoy quite a few moments that aren't festive.