Have you ever spent a significant amount of time untangling and cleaning your jewelry? What a frustrating way of wasting your time, right!?
Intentionality is not the same as Insta-perfect. You know, the girls on Instagram that seem to do EVERYTHING right according to the books. Even their raw vegan dinners are photogenic. Not that I tried to life up to these new Jones. Though, I did put my own standard too high.
Overall I did well on paper but I do feel guilty about the spending on the exceptions. Why is that? I guess I have to figure that out.
Since giving up is the only sure way to fail, I will go on with this challenge keeping in mind that I have to keep this bloody insecurities under control.
You need a plan because there will be moments you will get triggerd to buy. If you don't have planned out how to handle these situations, you will be screwed.
I'm doing it because of the difficulty of it, not despite of it. The goal is to eliminate the urge to buy. Cold turkey drug rehab style.
Without actively learning about personal finance, you won't achieve anything financially other than what the norm is. Again, the norm is a nightmare. It is bankruptcy in the worst case scenario and living paycheck to paycheck without fulfilling your dreams in best case scenario. That doesn't sound appealing, does it?
Optimizing the resources you already have available to you, i.e. your body, your income, your time, taxes, while also ignoring all the fluff of a convenience oriented consumer culture.
Before I found minimalism I was more a fashionista than an intentionalista. Guess what, you can be both!