It has been a little over a month since I launched Minimalism Journal—time does fly by very fast! As I celebrate my little one-month milestone, I thought I’d write about something different. In my previous posts, I’ve mostly focused on physical and digital decluttering—but minimalism is so much more than that. Sure, my journey began with the physical. However, now I’m seeing that minimalism is beginning to affect other areas of my life, and so I’d like to share with you the benefits I’ve been enjoying since labeling myself as a “minimalist.”
Part of my efforts towards living minimally is being more conscious with my saving and spending habits. My spending habits are all too familiar to me, but I don’t think I even have saving habits. What I do know is that I save what’s left of my previous paycheck, as well as the money I earn from doing commission work (which, admittedly, isn’t always big). This, of course, is not the ideal way to save financially. Budgeting is also a bit overwhelming for me, so I thought of starting small instead. I searched online for ways to save more efficiently, and came across a 30-day money saving challenge. I read through the prompts and thought they were doable and manageable, so I decided to take it on.