Living a Soft Life: How Downsizing can Improve your Health

Hey Dolls, today, let’s chat about something near and dear to my heart: downsizing for overall wellbeing. Now, you might be wondering, how can having less actually give you more? Well, there’s real science behind it! Studies show that decluttering and simplifying your life can significantly reduce stress, which, as we know, is a major culprit in many health issues like anxiety, heart disease, and even depression.

That sounds like the soft life to me!

I want to share a personal story with you. One of the best decisions I’ve made for my health and happiness was leaving my luxury apartment in Brooklyn and moving back to my family’s modest apartment in Manhattan. It might sound like a step back, but for me, it’s been a game changer. Downsizing has allowed me to focus on what truly matters: self-care, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying beautiful experiences.

Living a soft life doesn’t mean living large; it means living smart. Knowing where to invest and where to scale back. You can downsize and still enjoy a fabulous life by being mindful of your spending. Invest in what enriches your soul, not just your closet.

Here are my top five tips for simple downsizing:

  1. Evaluate Your Belongings: Keep only what you love and use. If it doesn’t bring you joy or serve a purpose, let it go.
  2. Mindful Purchases: Before buying, ask yourself if it’s something you truly need and will use often. (or rent your clothes, like I do!)
  3. Quality Over Quantity: Invest in high-quality, multifunctional items rather than lots of things that clutter your space.
  4. Utilize Public Spaces: New York is full of amazing parks, museums, and libraries. These spaces are extensions of your home. Take advantage of them! Does your city have beautiful public spaces? When is the last time you spent time there?
  5. Cherish Experiences: Spend on experiences rather than things. Memories with loved ones are priceless.

In New York, we use the city as an extension of our living space. You can do the same, wherever you are. Explore, engage, and enjoy the world around you.

Remember, downsizing isn’t about having less; it’s about making room for more—more joy, more peace, and more love. Stay fabulous, my dolls!

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