FIVE STEPS TO A MINIMAL LIFE

1. Get rid of half of your closet.

And by closet, I mean clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry.  Everything. I know it may seem impossible, but it's really not.  And that's coming from a woman who had a lot of clothes.  It has taken me a few steps, but I recently ditched half of the things in my closet and I can't begin to tell you how much easier it is and how much better I feel.  I now wear everything in my closet and there is nothing taking up space.  Give it a try, minimize to maximize.  If that is too much of a commitment for you, try putting all of the clothes you don't wear into a bag (and be strict.  Ask yourself - "Would I buy this today?".. if the answer is no, get rid of it). Put it aside to see how much you really miss those pieces. I guarantee you will forget what you even put in there, and that's a good thing.

2. Quality over quantity

Realize that quality is so much more important than quantity, and that contributes to a lot of areas in our life- our closets, our home, our jobs, time, friends.. you name it.  Really analyze your life and see what you can get rid of or hold close.  It's not always about the most things, but the best things.

3. Save money.

This one is pretty self explanatory. Save money. Put away money. Build on it every month. You'll be so glad you did.

(p.s. the best things in life are most often free, utilize them..)

4. Filter the people in your life.

Now, yes.  This is a difficult one that most people don't really think about often, but is so necessary for a happy and healthy life.  Sometimes people feel trapped in relationships or drained by friendships. Actually, you may be reading this now and be thinking the same thing.  It is so important to analyze this and ask yourself, what makes me happy? What is draining me?  We don't have time in this life to willingly feel unhappy, so fill your life with those who bring mutual happiness.

5. clear your space / clear your mind.

By clearing your workspace & living space, you have maximum energy to focus on what your tasks are ahead.  It makes it easier to execute goals when your mind is clear.  Less decisions gives you energy to make big, more important decisions.  You're on your way to being your own boss.  Okay, now stop reading and get after it.