So if you’re following this blog, you’ve learned that we are quickly decluttering our lives, from physical items in the house to emails and beyond. Now, something that we are all dreading. Drumroll please….
And I have now confused you.
Do you remember the first day you encountered this site and you’re like, pinning everything you’ve never even heard of or know you will never attempt to do but it looks cute and trendy and you just have to do it??
Yup. I’ve been there. The Pinterest wormhole. Sucked so hard in it’s hard to move on to something else. But I’ve recently noticed that I’ve pinned way too many things that I will probably never use. I’ve pinned similar items as well, that I have not read to this day, but I “know I will use them one day.” Yeah, right.
I have a project for us to do this weekend. A Pinterest declutter. In order to live your life as a minimalist, not only do you have to clear out your physical rooms, but we are now moving on to our online life as well. We have to do this because if you’re anything like me, the other half of our life is dedicated to communicating with others through social media. In order to achieve maximum peace and balance in your life, you have to get rid of things you don’t need. If you want to begin a smaller journey with your online life, start reading this post.
This isn’t a how-to declutter your Pinterest boards because I am not you, and I cannot dictate what to throw out because your tastes are different than mine. I can, however, advise and motivate you to keep only things that are feasible to-do in the next 3-4 months. Remember, these pins will be online forever! If you ever need helping with a project or inspiration, you can simply search for it in the search bar. Before you start pinning, start asking yourself, “do I see myself actually making this? Will I have the financials to do this this year? Am I keeping a minimalist life by keeping my boards to what truly brings me joy?” (thanks, Marie Kondo!) One of the major changes was the amount of regular food I post (that I’ve never tried cooking) versus the pins I posted regarding Paleo foods, which I do copy recipes from often.
Being a minimalist requires you to live it fully in every area of your life. We, minimalists, tend to have a lot of friends, but only keep a few trusted and Christ/love-like near us, we always have a clear inbox, we have a clear mind, we tend to meditate and/or pray more often, we have clean and tidy homes, and we speak less and love and admire more.
I hope you try this challenge this weekend. We all have days when our inbox, our Pinterest, our social media has way too much that we don’t need. This also takes space up in your mind! Make everything, even online, reflect whom you really are. Your tastes have probably changed in the past few years, anyways!