This post isn't going to have too much structure to it, but more rambling about how I've been feeling this September and what I want to focus on going forward. Evidently, I've been posting a lot lately and I've stepped away from constantly writing about deep topics to focus on some more lighthearted ones. With that has come a lot of discussion about things. As I've mentioned countless times on my blog, I have been attempting my own version of minimalism and it seems to come into contrast with my enjoyment discussing objects that bring joy to my day to day life.
I'm sure this can be a struggle for any blogger who writes about makeup or fashion, but it's been weighing heavy on me because I've made it a point to put less value on objects. For the most part I've done a pretty good job in staying aware of what I am spending my money on and bringing into my life. But, there are always times when I feel like splurging a bit or when I'm lusting after something that won't necessarily bring value into my life other than being pretty. As much as I battle with these contradicting ideas in my mind, I know that they are okay to feel. Nobody is perfect, and, in a way, we are wired to desire more.
I recently wrote a post about items I am lusting after in an attempt to stay mindful about what I'm buying and I hope to continue with ideas like this on my blog. It's easy to get sucked into the notion that you need the newest, coolest things to be happy when you aren't staying aware of what sacrifices are being made to attain them. I want the rest of this month and the future months of 2017 to be devoted to being a bit more mindful, even if it is just writing a post about what I've been wanting to buy. Mindfullness gives me a sense of control while also allowing me to give in to my desires within reason.
Of course, there will be things I buy that will simply be for the sake of following a fad or because of an advertisement that made them look appealing. However, what I find important is the ability to be aware of this and knowing when to slow down or stop completely. The most effective way for me to do this is buy writing; writing on my blog, in my journal, or even through text to my friends or boyfriend who can shed some light on my concerns.
How will you be more mindful this month?