“It has taken me years to figure out what I’ve always heard is true, that too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing.
Your cozy stuff turns into a job. Instead of stuff serving you, it’s a source of frustration. This is not cozy; this is a part time unpaid job.”
- Myquillyn Smith, 𝘊𝘰𝘻𝘺 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦
I used to buy stuff to fill spaces in our home. I chased decor trends which led to spending money and accumulating stuff. We moved 5x in 6 years renovating and selling homes, and a new home felt like a reason to “need” new decor.
But the thing with chasing trends and filling your home with stuff is that it never ends. There’s always going to be something new that you see and appreciate, and I realized having no limitations left me busy accumulating and managing stuff, and not appreciating what we had.
We have been working on building this addition to our home, and my goal is to be very intentional with what I add to it. I am enjoying the simplicity of the space, instead of rushing out to fill it. It may not always look like this, but hey maybe it will. Either way, I want to focus on appreciating our home where it’s at and be mindful of what we bring into our home.
I am not knocking home decor and adding things to your home that bring you joy. But, I have realized stuff always has a cost, whether it be money, time, upkeep or increasing visual clutter. My goal is to be better at discerning the cost/benefit of adding items in our home so that managing our stuff doesn’t become my part time, unpaid job.
تجاهل وجه العالم العابس
الذي ينظر إليك كممثل بارع
على مسرح الحياة،
حاول إعادة ترتيب الفوضى
التي ارتكبها الآخرون بك
أن تقلل نسبيا معدل الخيبات
التي تحدث لك بشكل روتيني،
أن تضيف لنفسك بعضا
أن تساعدك في التعرف إليك
دون ان تكلف نفسك عناء التظاهر