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The Wellness Edition No. 27 // Less is more

The Wellness Edition No. 27 // Less is more

'Less is more' - I come to that conclusion more and more often. Less is more when it comes to graphic design, interior design and it certainly is a minimalistic approach that helps to facilitate life all the time since you are not overwhelmed anymore by decision making once you decided that less is more. Clutter in your house, clutter on your desk, clutter in your heart and soul...it is clutter that is paralysing and stealing your energy. So, therefore less is more. 

I even went with such a minimal approach when designing the graphic for today's blog post that I did not even include the title of today's TWE into the design. Because you might have guessed why, less is more. Whenever there is less room for distraction, it is much easier to focus on what really is important. I used to accumulate clutter for the majority of my life and it always stole my energy, so ever since I discovered minimalism, it got much easier for me to keep my focus on the right track. I still accumulate clutter but as long as I radically go through rounds of decluttering it is not a problem anymore. Physical clutter is one thing but what is really holding you back is emotional clutter - so therefore I repeat, less is more. If you want to be a happy balanced person, you have to take care of your soul and see where you still have to let go of past experiences that caused you pain or just a bad feeling. The more I dive into this practise, the more I realise how much it helps and how much my emotional condition improves. 

I am honest, I got a lot better when it comes to self-care but once in a while I still struggle and fall back into old self-destructive patterns but the good thing is it does not happen often anymore and whenever it happens, I get aware of it and work on  myself to get back into healthy patterns that include lots of self-care and self-love. And it is much easier for me the more space I have, physically and emotionally speaking - when my apartment is clean and filled with fresh air then emotional self-care is a lot easier for me as well. I think it is true that how you live, how your house looks, what kind of food is in your fridge etc says a lot about your inner condition. Basically your home is a reflection of your soul's home and therefore it is important to make sure the place where your body and soul spend a huge amount of time, is a place you actually enjoy spending time. 

The Wellness Edition No. 27 // Less is more by Phylleli #design #graphicdesign #typography #minimalism

For me the motto 'less is more' works really well lately, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you. You also might have noticed that I finally did the blog redesign, oh it was so overdue for such a long time and yesterday I just could not stand it anymore and finally had to make changes after I procrastinated here for quite a long time. Here, same as for my physical apartment, my blog is my virtual home where I share my design work, my thoughts, my progress and pretty much everything with you that matters to me. One more reason to make sure it is a clean and uncluttered place since it is such a personal space that I finally finally created more than a year ago after having had the idea for many many years before I finally dared to take action. 

What are your thoughts about self-care, clutter and my approach of less being more? 

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