Organising your Life- Start with your Socks.

Growing up I’ve always been quite disorganised.

Ironically, to some degree I still am…

but I made the decision recently that I was going to make an effort, that I was going to push myself out of my comfort zone…

Like with everything in the modern age of the internet I started spinning with my partner about everything Konmari

Yes I said it.

I’m the steriotype of a minimalist nowadays

I believe in Konmari…

Not because I want to jump on a bandwagon,

but because I honestly believe she has a point about organisation and about keeping the things that sparks joy.

Since organising my closet- something I will show in later posts,

I feel,

So. much. better

When I made the choice to organise my life a little better I started off small, my partner taught me how to fold my socks. A very small action of me folding my socks resulted in a complete change in my view on life.

Funny I know,

socks changed my life…

Please, enjoy this picture of my socks

I never thought I’d put my socks on the internet…

but things happen I guess…

When I see this picture I feel calm, just as I do in the reality of it

and it was through this simple action of organising my socks, that I was able to move onto:

My closet

my beauty items

and my general things I own.

It was the start of everything, and it’s such a small action to do

I really believe if you want to organise your life

start with your socks.

They hold more value than you could ever imagine, especially psychologically… I mean you see them everyday, you wear everyday (give or take) and you wash them once/twice a week

You constantly see socks, they are also at every major holiday as gifts

so if you want to start organising your life, start small and don’t overwhelm yourself

…start with your socks

You won’t regret it

New post tomorrow 🙂

Lis.

P.S… I have an instagram called minimalistme28

Check it out for more pictures of minimalism, my travels, music and more 🙂

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What is Minimalism?

Shower bar and safety razor

I’m a minimalist, but what is it?

A minimalist to me, is someone who lives with only the things you need. That doesn’t mean you can’t have nice things or things you want.

Its just the act of mindfulness and making decisions.

I make a decision every time I buy something now,

Is that draining?

sometimes

but it’s also incredibly liberating

I have one shower bar and one razor. I don’t have to think about anything other than those two items when I shower.

I have a small amount of clothes but I know full well I wear them all, and because of that I open my closet, grab something to wear- know that it works because I’ve catered my closet to that- and then move on with my day.

Easy.

I’m a person that has a very over active mind: I plan, I do and I think… a lot. Due to this I have to make my everyday life more manageable. So to do this I eliminate having too much choice with things I don’t really appreciate.

and instead have little choice with the things I know I love.

It’s all about investment.

the quality of everything is better because for every two tops I could have, I buy one for the price of what I’d spend on two.

This results in a much neater, higher quality, longer lasting and environmental closet.

and it works so well for me

It literally makes me happier as a person.

Now I’m not saying you should be a minimalist, I’m… believe it or not,

quite an extreme person with things like this…

but this is something maybe we could all be a bit more mindful and decisive about -regarding the things we buy…

New post tomorrow 🙂

Lis.

It’s Okay to be Bad at School

I’ve always been bad at school, but I found ways to be smart outside of academics

I’ve always been bad at school.

I don’t listen properly

I zone out

I don’t stick to the briefs

…but it doesn’t make me a dumb person

In my academic life I’ve always had to have extra help and support, this is because I’m just not an academic person- I’m a doer, I like to be practical and my worst nightmare is to sit and write for long periods of time about topics that I can’t relate to.

I love: cooking, music, art, sport, environment and finance. I want to start a business.

But my grades… They’ve been somewhat laughable…

Don’t get me wrong I have the brain capacity to do a good, well informed essay- but if I’m not passionate about what I do. Then nothing good will come from it.

To inform you of just how bad my grades have been

They’ve literally ranged between a 2 out of 100 (also known as the letter grade- U for ungradeable) sorry Miss Boden…you were actually a good teacher…

and A’s for topics like geography where we learnt about the world and how it worked.

The difference between the two grades, was that I able to be practical in the one I succeeded in- the one I completely, humiliatingly failed in… was a science report on molecules that was one of the most dry things I’ve ever had to write…

The whole point of this somewhat self destroying blog… Is that IT IS OKAY to get bad grades IT IS OKAY to fail. Everyone in this world is different, not everyone in this world is academic and even if you are academic, you can’t always be the best.

I got terrible grades but I still write to you in an articulate, personal and informative way. This was developed through me reading and reflecting on language all throughout my life

…between you and me…

I didn’t know the order of the alphabet until a very late age.

I had to sit down, on my own, with a dictionary that had an alphabet in the back of it and learnt it by heart because my maths teacher asked the class to order dots by the alphabet AND I COULDN’T DO IT.

It was shit

I had to look at my neighbours answers and copied…

rest assured I now know the alphabet…

kinda 🙂

but in all seriousness, I felt really bad

I shouldn’t have though

I’m really smart with music, I always got the highest grades possible and have a natural understanding of pitch and harmony that people are shocked to hear is self taught.

I became a chef and learnt an entire menu in a week with no prior experience cooking in a professional kitchen- and when I quit my job to go to Sweden…

They said they’d keep my position open for 3 months so if I were to change my mind, they’d have me back

Not only that but I have been building this soon to be business from the ground up, with the hopes of making the world a better place

I’m just not academic

and that’s okay.

School just wasn’t for me…

I hope through this you understand that school and grades aren’t what define you, only you can let that happen. Even now I know 40 year olds that beat themselves up over a bad grade 20 years ago, we need to calm down.

If I could turn back the clock I would have gone back to highschool to tell myself to stop comparing and to stop beating myself up over my friendship groups grades being better than mine.

It’s just something to reflect on…

New post tomorrow,

Lis.

P.S… I went to the lake yesterday and it was super, super relaxing.