I know I am late but it’s better late than never.
And if you follow me on Twitter, you would know that I am into minimalism. So my new year resolutions will be all about minimalism.
I can’t remember when and how I became ‘obessed’ with minimalism but I think it’s not a bad obsession. I have learnt from many other minimalists out there from their blogs or YouTube videos and have adapted a few of their ideas.
1. Owning less – I have cut down on buying things based on what I wanted. For e.g. Clothes, shoes, bags. I set a budget of $100 every month last year and I managed to achieve it. This year, I reduce the budget to $50 per month.
2. Declutter – Before being a minimalist, I will go for shopping trips during sale season and will buy things without putting much thoughts into it. As a result, I have a cupboards filled with shoes, tote bags, clothes. I realised that I have been not wear some of them for more than once and I felt disgusted with myself for all the money that I can save if I hadn’t bought them. I am making it a point to start decluttering (donate, sell or throw) one area each month so that I can get rid of stuff which I don’t use.
3. Recycle and reuse – Zero waste is quite impossible but I am making it a point not to generate unnecessary waste such as papers, plastics, glasses. I will bring my own water bottle instead of using paper or plastic cups. I will bring tupperware and own utensils for food so that I won’t have to use those plastic utensils.
I hope that by sharing with y’all my new year resolutions will maybe explain my change in behaviours. It may change yours too. Who knows.