Now, let me explain why focusing on improving your mindset is key.
Sally has a messy, cluttered home. Her wardrobe is bursting at the seams, and she has accidentally acquired quite the collection of decor and trinkets cluttering her shelves over the years.
One day, Sally gets a rush of motivation and begins to clean up, discard and declutter her space. Sally feels better! Her house stays clean and tidy for 3-5 days, and after a busy week at work, Sally’s home is messy again.
Why did Sally go back to her old ways?! She felt so good when she’d decluttered and tidied.
Sally didn’t get to the root of her hoarding problems. She merely scratched the surface of them.
You know the drill. You swear you won’t spend any more on your credit card. You leave it at home even. A week later, there is 50% off everything at Zara. You spend a week’s wages without even thinking about it.
Why do we do this?
Our focus is not properly placed.
The only way to succeed in living a minimalist lifestyle in the long term is by developing systems which dive deep into the root cause of our actions.
It doesn’t matter how many times we declutter. If we don’t have a system in place, and a why behind the system, it will not last. The goal is not to have a clean space; it’s to keep the space clean.
It doesn’t matter if we swear not to spend any more money, and keep all our credit cards at home. If we’re not satisfied with what we have, we will end up buying again. The goal is not to stop buying clothes; it’s to know when and what to buy.
Our mindset is a collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape our thinking habits. This affects how we think, feel, and do. If we want to get sustainable results, we need to start by resetting our mindset. And trust me, it’s easier than it sounds.
Let me show you how to create new thought patterns which will help you prosper in minimalism.