July is ending and the last day of my minimalism challenge was yesterday. It’s time for a quick review.
I prepared for the challenge for a good 4 months, making plans for different aspects of it, like my closet and my make-up. It was a good way to get control over my life after some radical life changes. This was the minimalist fresh start I needed. Halfway through I had a way more positive attitude in life and a more positive perspective. It took me more than a month to complete the challenge, because I didn’t want to be too strict with myself, but I still felt the benefits of the challenge. It was like a cleanse for my mind. At the end, I was very happy with my life. Here’s my review.
Actual duration of the challenge: 2 months.
Favorite day: Cleaning up my make up collection.
Least favorite day: Journaling.
Something I learned about myself during this challenge: Most of the time I am way too strict on myself and on others. I can break my bad habits in a much more gentle way. Gentle can be effective too.
Overall feeling after finishing the challenge: Positive.
Something I would add to the challenge: I would like some days with a bit of self-care. Let’s say take a long bath, or treat yourself to something, or celebrate something. Maybe take care of yourself for half an hour. These would add to the overall positive feeling.
Would I do it again? I loved it and I would like to do it again. Maybe next year…
Inspired? Try it for yourself. It’s not that time-consuming and it’ll change your life. I especially recommend it if you’re going though a break-up or divorce. It’ll help you learn how to take care of yourself, how to love yourself a little bit more.
Hugs and kisses,
ps. Now what about this happiness challenge? I think I’ll be starting that one sometime soon…