Participation in the visual and performing arts have been an integral part of my life. Growing up, I was exposed to art classes, piano lessons, dance, and community theater. I may not be a professional dancer, but it was the life skills I cultivated which have served me in my personal and professional life.
When we talk about living simply, one of the key components is your own personal style. I'll let you in on a little secret. It doesn't come from Pinterest. You cannot find it in a magazine. It is not what your family tells you it is. It is not what your friends say it is. It is not what the media tells you it is. It is not what billions of dollars of advertising tell you it is. No one else can define it for you. It is about going inside yourself to discover who you truly are, what you really like, and how you authentically live and work. It is a curiosity and discovery of yourself.
I loathe clutter. In fact, when I see it, it makes me quite anxious. When you are a busy professional, a cluttered home or workspace can leave you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and helpless. Clutter is a significant source of stress for many of us in our daily lives.
Have you ever thought how living in a minimalist home or working in a minimalist office would enhance your busy and chaotic life by simplifying it while still being sophisticated? It can happen, and you will thank me for it.
In 2017, there was a TEDTalk, a series of books, a documentary, and a tour of one of the projects by British Architect, John Pawson that lead me to a new understanding of myself, a lifestyle, and an aesthetic that resonates with me - minimalism.