How has the shift to a sustainable and minimalist life affected you internally and externally?
Gulnar: It brought me personal transformation - change of perspective to things. After my divorce, I needed to move to a smaller space and I realised how much stuff I own. And it felt like a burden. Every single piece reminded me of my personal failure. I wanted to get rid of everything. This felt like a clean slate. So now I'm on a conscious journey of buying. Why do I buy what I buy?
Julia: It brought me an awareness of time for myself. Minimalism in how and who I spend my time with. Creating better boundaries. I realise I always overschedule my day because I want to do and accomplish so much. I equate my self-worth with how busy or how productive I am. But most times, I accomplish more when I am more relaxed, more in the flow of creating rather than forcing it.
One thing people can do before their next purchase?
Ask yourself: Is it going to bring me joy and does it fit my lifestyle.