As a wannabe minimalist, this challenge was easy. I even had to randomly pick some stuff just so I can complete my ten things.
I picked three skin care products because skin care is everything for me lately. Not only does it take care of my skin, but it also relaxes me after a long day. I choose two powder type products for my face to control oil because it’s never wrong to try and look presentable. I have to have my wallet because let’s be honest, you can never go far without money in today’s world. I’m also picking a book. A book can be a friend, companion, and teacher. It also never abandons you. An eyebrow pencil is thrown into the mix because I believe you can skip everything but fixing your brows. Oral hygiene is everything for me. It makes or breaks first impressions. Plus, I can never stand not brushing my teeth. A toothbrush is an essential. And lastly, my engagement ring. A symbol of love and commitment to the man I choose to spend the rest of my life with.
Truth be told, however, if there’s really one thing I can’t live with it’s my family. I know I don’t have the perfect family. We do have our own fair shares of ups and downs but having a group of people who support me through thick and thin is the best thing I could ever ask for.
Remember that a family can be your biological family or a group of you now associate as such. Whichever of the two you relate to, a family is an essential part of human lives. The connections we built and the love we get to experience because of having them is irreplaceable by any material thing.
This is one of the best lessons minimalism has taught me. It has made me realize the fact that none of the things I have can ever replace human interaction and experiences. None of my material possessions will also bring me true happiness. As easy as it was writing down or picking ten things I can’t live without, I know how easier it will be to say I choose people and experiences over material things any given day. Don’t get me twisted though, I still like can’t live without my skin care but if worse comes to worst, I know I can drop it for far more important things.
I hope this post somehow inspires you to take a look at minimalism. It is a true passion of mine and I would like to invite you to read more about it to see how it can better your life. 🙂