(Have you watched videos that have spoken to you at the moment you needed it?)
I want to declutter and downsize. To help motivate me I have been watching ‘living simple’ and ‘minimalist’ videos. I have enjoyed listening to them, though there were three I watched in the last couple of days that were saying exactly what I needed to hear.
The first was from ‘The Boss of the Swamp’ ( https://www.youtube.com/user/thebossoftheswamp – his youtube channel ). I ended up watching about 4 of his videos yesterday. Though the first one I watched is ‘Simple Living One Man’s Perspective’. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ODu2RZIuXk) He talked about living his dreams. He talked about working toward his next dream. He wants to live without regrets. You may not want to live in the country, but living without regrets is a worthwhile pursuit. The only thing that makes me sad is that I am learning this in my 50’s. Though if I look on the bright side it is better than not learning it at all.
I recently wrote the blog ‘Missed Opportunities and Adventures’ found under my Life blog link. Since I have written that I have been following my passions better. I plan to not let life get in the way of what I am interested in learning and hopefully doing.
The second video I watched was ‘Peter Owen Jones: How to Live a Simple Life’. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yocVGSGNrBc )
He challenged himself to live without money for 3 months. He worked for most of the things he needed. He found out he didn’t need as much as he use to have. He learned that when relying on other people you lose your ego and become humble. He also found that he spent more time with people and this made his life richer.
So, yesterday my husband decided to BBQ. I usually stay inside while he cooks, but yesterday I decided to keep him company. My neighbor came out into their backyard with their 3 year old. I love children that age, but even though my neighbor and I like each other we don’t talk much. But yesterday I said Hi and the mom, the 3 year old and I played Frisbee together. It was only for 10 mins. though it was so fun and it filled me with more joy then just staying in the house.
I have heard that people on their death beds regret not spending more time with loved ones. I don’t want to be one of those.
The last video was pretty short and straight forward. It was called ‘Beginner.s Guide to Minimalism>> inspiration to get started’ ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjZwTDWxhbg )
This video told me that I could call myself a minimalist right now. Even though looking around my house you would laugh at that statement. Thoughts and words are powerful. So if I call myself a minimalist now, then hopefully my brain will start to believe it and I will start acting and looking like one.
I am excited for this new adventure in discovery. Let’s see where this takes me.
Have you watched videos that have spoken to you at the moment you needed it?