15 Oct Making The Most Of What You Have
A lot of de cluttering would have taken place during the lockdowns and spending more time at home. Not only was it a case of out with the old and in with the new it was also a case of making the most of the moment and what you have. If this upheaval in our lives has taught us anything it would be to be grateful and to make the most of what you have. There have been several motivational speakers that have spoken about what you focus on is what will be brought upon. The more you are happy with the things you have and grateful the more happy you will be. The more you focus on what you don’t have the more unhappy and dissatisfied you will be.
When you are content within you don’t seek outside. Regardless of the circumstance of your environment around you, there is still something to be happy about and grateful for. If we look back in history and all the many hardships that have been before us, you see the courage and bravery of people making it through hard times and getting more out of life after the hardship is over. IT serves as a lesson, it will push you and teach you. It will make you more resilient and stronger to face other things that happen in life.
Making the most of every moment, every day and savoring in the simple pleasures are what is important. Happiness can be found in the simple things, usually the most meaningful things. Family, get togethers, sunny days, great movies with your partner, good drop of wine….the list can go on. If you look hard enough, there can always be a ray of sunshine in your day. It is what you make it.
As with life, so is your wardrobe….Mixing and matching your clothes, re-wearing something and adding an accessory can make something old new again. If you have a top or dress that you have hard for years and worn it on many occasions there is no reason you can’t add a scarf, a broch, a cardigan or wear a different bottom to it. Experiment with different things in your wardrobe. You will be surprised at what you can come up with! Don’t feel like you have to keep spending lots of money to maintain your closet. You can do a simple change up with one or two key pieces and it can make a difference. No one will know! The magic is in the doing. Have a LBD that you have had for ages?….Add a bolero to it that is a louder colour like fuschia pink or a canary yellow, perhaps instead a shawl or having a patterned shirt, unbuttoned tied up to the waist to make it more casual.
There are many things you can do to add life to your clothes without spending. By all means buy your staple key pieces but if you dont have to get rid of things if they are still in good shape.
So make the most of all you have, in every area of your life. Every little bit counts.