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  • Writer's pictureCarla Manuel


Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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A few years ago I realized how important it is to get rid of things that don’t make me happy anymore, this happened after reading “The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying” by Marie Kondo. I didn’t become an organized person right away, but I started being aware of the way that a disorganized space affects my mood. To me, getting rid of objects or clothes that I don’t wear anymore has become a form of self-care. I feel light when my space is organized because often my disorganization is related to a lack of a clear mind. The more confused and stressed I am the more chaotic my space will be. That is why cleaning it helps me clear my mind.

This brings me to the notion of minimalism that means living with only what is strictly necessary. As I grow as a person, I start to realize that I don’t need much to be happy, I am an avid consumer of clothes but after the end of the 1st confinement my desire to buy has diminished a lot. I am more interested in finding pieces that add to my wardrobe than having the latest trends. To take good care of what I have and offer or sell what I know I won’t be using anymore. I don’t know if I will ever be a minimalist in the true sense of the word but my main goal is to be surrounded only by the things that make me happy, and as I get to know myself better it becomes easier to identify what those things are.

What about you? What makes you happy?


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