Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Minimalist - Missing in Action

Yes its been a very long time since I have been around but that does not mean that I have gave up my lifestyle as a minimalist.

You would think that since I am a minimalist at home that would also apply to my work but its the opposite, I own more than one house, I live in one and I rent out the rest. That is how I make a living.

But I can say that I have came a long way as far as saving "stuff" for later jobs. It used to look like a junk yard when you rode past my house because I tended to "save" stuff for later use. Sometimes that never happened and the stuff rotted and had to be took to the dump.

I have been away working for several weeks and no the only thing I had put back for future use was cabinet door knobs and almost a five gallon bucket of off white paint. The rest of the supplies I had to buy.

I have started to apply a new way of thinking about having stuff on hand for work and its like this "If I have this am I waiting for a mess to come?"  Therefore am I willing this problem to occur? So with those thoughts up front Can I reverse this way of thinking? 

I do believe so.

This comes from a way of thinking that if you smile and look happy, you will be happy and bring good people and things to you, Attracting what you put out. I say this because I know most of us have at one time or another went somewhere and someone was in a sour and negative mood and they sucked us right in and ruined out day, right?

I had just complained to myself about the shed needs to be cleaned again. I have no idea how it gets in such a state in just a couple months. Maybe I should make a new plan for the things that I use the most to be up closer to the door. I will have to do this on paper and then apply it.

I am almost finished with all the rental repairs, so back to the home front to thin things out and get rid of this dust, and allergies, see if I cant make life easier and happier.

How have you been in your journey as a minimalist?

By Andria Perry