Do you often feel you are overwhelmed? Even at home?
Do you feel cleaning and tidying up is a never-ending task?
Do you find yourself longing for something different?
Have you ever asked yourself,’Is this really it? Is this all?’
Are you clueless about what you want with your life? Or perhaps you are full of ideas but unable to chose?
I’ve always considered myself a successful person. I liked my job, I had friends and I had the chance to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world. I thought I was where I had to be. Up until a point when Shaun uttered the words in a conversation: “Life is personal. Life is very personal.” And I had to face it, mine wasn’t.
I decided I want to see what changes it brings in my life if I love myself, if I let myself “be” – accept it and embrace it for who I am. I’m excited to experience my life with my heart and not only with my mind.
I’ve always had dreams and ideas about how I wanted to live my life yet I found I was always too tired, there were always so many things to maintain, to clean, to organise that the dreams were always on the back burner. I lived in this imaginery world where my home is clean and tidy, I’m not worn down by my work and I have time to share with friends and loved ones.
How did my life look in reality? Always catching up on cleaning at the weekends because I was too tired after work to do anything. Always having to cancel plans with friends because I was suffering from depression and my cluttered and messy environment made it even worse. Struggling with keeping my home tidy enough to invite friends over because I had so much stuff, it was overflowing. I had no time nor energy to love myself!
I think it was around 2012-2013 when I was introduced to minimalism, in theory. For one reason or another, practical implementation didn’t follow until 2019 so you can say I’m still a newbie. The past years I also heard a lot about simple living. I’m not there and there is still so much to learn but I want to show you, it is possible. It is possible to take control of your life, your feelings and actions. It is possible to live a life in harmony. It is possible to learn when to swim and when to simply float.
Hi, my name is Éva, a Hungarian in Scotland, an aspiring minimalist, simplicist and intentionalist on her way to a practical yet personal life. Would love to see you join me! xxx
P.S.: Huge thanks for Shaun whose words gave me the spark my engine needed to start!