2016 was a strange year for me. So many good things happened, it was my first year having a job, I bought a house, went back to blogging and started my path towards minimalism and zero waste. While all this was going on, I was struggling with health problems. I’ve been beaten down by constant nausea lately and am not feeling my best right now. I really, really hope that it gets better in 2017. I am trying to keep my thoughts away from my physical discomfort by focussing on positive things. Like my new years resolutions for example.
2016 was the year I really started to reevaluate my material possessions and shopping behavior. I simply don’t understand how I could ever own so much makeup and skincare products and still want more. Crazy. All I want to do now is downsize and use up what I already own. I want to streamline everything and make my life easier.
The next thing that I want to do in 2017 is to continue my path towards zero waste. Last year, I reduced my trash by half and this year I want to at least do that again. I think that better planning and saying no to plastic in the form of freebies will be the biggest ways to get there. Every time I finish a product, like my toilet cleaner, I look for a better alternative. As time goes on, my efforts will only pay off more.
The last goal I want to achieve is to save more money. I feel like, with buying the house, money just disappears into thin air from the second I get it. I don’t manage to save anything and that’s not a good feeling. In 2017, I want to really spend less. Hopefully minimalism and zero waste will make that easier for me.