Hi guys, how do you reset yourself for a clean start?
To me, is all about drastic, simple decision. But let me start with a detour. Because.
Some people – not many to be honest – but some people ask me:
“Waking up at 05.00 am. What for?”
Well. On a common day, when I have to:
- write in my diary
- make breakfast + pack lunch
- making myself decent for work
- actually, walk out the house
I can really use the hours between 05.00 and 08.30 am to do the things I mentioned up there and feel a whole person, instead of a puppet wearing a job description who wakes up early enough to make it at work just on time.
The issues are my off-work days. I have so much time and so little structure that I lose the focus for hours, and I end up writing my journal at 09.25, after hours spent on Youtube, watching the most varied and mostly useless videos. I need a strategy for my off-duty days and a different one for when I start my shift later in the day, since I’m still mumbling the idea to stop working extra hours.
The idea to work extra hours entered my mind around the end of August last year and I thought it would have led me to work some extra hours here and there, just to help out in the store – which at the time was understaffed – and gain me some extra money to help me save for some major expenses I had in mind.
It ended up being a full commitment with my boss putting me on fulltime shifts every single week from September 2017 to this very month. For a moment, it seemed that even the chance for a small promotion was in the air, but then we had to add a new member to the team who came with that position from another branch, things got a little sour in the store, and I remembered that my initial plans were just to add some extra money and go on with my minimalist lifestyle.
So, now that I have purchased what I was saving for, it’s time for me to pull back there and return to a full commitment on here. One of the reasons I wasn’t doing it is that I don’t trust myself on this. I have no trust in my ability to schedule my day and stick to the plan. Yeah, I have trust issues, with myself. Does it happen to you as well?
Experience tells me out there, there are a lot of people with self-esteem issues who don’t find themselves reliable. Am I wrong?
But I have to do it. You have to do it. People can’t count on you if you don’t do it first.
So, here I am. Ready to go back to my parttime commitment at work and my fulltime commitment to better myself. Actually, to change myself into another person, one I trust.
Ence, the title: re-set to black.
I say re-set, because I want to set new goals and strategies to became what I want to be.
And I say to black, because, after reading a lot of style blogs, after watching too many style videos, after listening to many minimalist podcasts, I came to the conclusion that simple, drastic decisions are the best way to simplify your life, help your budget and build you a stile. So I took my drastic, simple, and money-saving decision: from now on all the bottoms in my wardrobe will be black.
The decision went something like this: for a long time, I deluded myself with the idea that I could, at the same time, embrace a minimalistic style and avoid the colour black. I could not. I was trying to re-invent the wheel and I wanted to do it square shaped. So, since I can’t win over black, I’ll wear it. From the waist down.
I will buy just:
- black trousers –> no jeans, only trousers, preferably cigarette or palazzo trousers
- black skirts –> round midi skirts, short pleated ones
- black shorts –> wool ones, for the winter
- black pantyhose –> but also nude pantyhose
- black shoes –> mainly flat or medium heels black shoes, but also nude shoes and sandals
And I’ll buy all these things no sooner than 2019. Because for this year I established a moratorium on buying clothes. I have all I need and something more, like, for example, blue trousers and jeans shorts. The moratorium, though, works on all the tops as well, since I’ll be buying tops all the year-long as work uniforms, and I don’t want to overstuff my wardrobe.
At the same time, I want to free my time from work, I want to free some space in my mind from thoughts about buying stuff, matching stuff, saving for stuff. I need those terrible blank hours, I have to put myself on the test of filling those hours and doing it productively. I need to re-set from black.
And you? Do you think you need to reset? And from there would you like to start? Are you thinking about it? As always, thank you for your precious time and have a great week!