December , by itself feels so special to everyone. Reminds us the summation of overwhelm we went past the whole year. The success , the downfalls , work graph , productivity and how much we changed ourselves in the due course. This month is so special to me , since its my birthday month as well as anniversary month. So many tokens of love and gratitude for the wonderful people around me. Each year I strive so hard to grow as a person , keeping my happiness and self sufficiency as a main motive and try to come on par with the border line. Our lives are busy , but the question is what are we busy about?. We either have to multitask or finish one thing at a time or be proactive and not procrastinate to manage our time in a day perfectly , and give time to friends and family , but not shut them down by this word called " busy ". So here is to the busy life - I want to change somethings about me the coming year and I promised my self to do that , which might be useful for some of you who can relate. So please keep reading until the end.
1. Work At My Own Pace.
In the world where 3 Cs are ruling ( Comparison , Criticism and Complaining ) , I want to stand still working at my own pace. In the world of creativity , comparison and competition started to rule the platforms that were in fact created to just share the work , connect with each other and thoroughly enjoy the process of creating. For me , It has always been creating aesthetically beautiful content and the content creation takes good amount of time. Hence I pace myself in synchronization with the effectiveness of how much my brain can create and not how fast the rest of the world is running , perhaps I do not want to race. I want to enjoy the journey of creating and only at my own pace.
2. Recycle and Re purpose.
It took generations to make this world a better , comfortable and environmentally healthy place to live upon. Considering the current situation of global warming , it is going to take twice the number of generations to make it a happy ,healthy world to live ,again. You must be thinking , what is my part in polluting earth?. " The Consumption ". Consumption more than sufficiency. For example , the kind of industrial waste that is polluting our waters and air from the world of "fast fashion" . The self made formula of not repeating the clothes that are worn once or twice which end up in dump yards and also creating zero value for the money you spent on them. I have started to implement recycling and re-purposing all the articles and clothes I have , instead for contributing my part in making earth a massive polluted ball to live in.
3. Adapting to Minimalism.
Remembering things like "Less is More" or "Simple is Beautiful". Starting to live with less might be a drastic shift in lifestyle. I want to take this shift slow and sustainable. Minimalism can mean different to different people. For me , a lifestyle change for peace , clutter less and being intentional with what I allow into my life. I have been a shopaholic and a hoarder for new and exciting stuff. But soon I have realized the beauty of living with more of what matters and less of what doesn't. My first step towards minimalism would be creating seasonal capsule wardrobes with what all I have. I will soon start a series on capsule wardrobes.
4. Travel For Personal Development.
I have always loved to visit new places , explore new people and the kind of living . For me travelling is moving and observing - I would even travel to a close by country side village and shop in farmers markets , visit horse stables , buy some homemade jams , smells so local coffee . Travelling gives confidence . Confidence of a successful exploration , a fresh mind set and the way you see and adapt to new circumstances. I have realized travelling has helped me learn more about myself . It also made me realize how small and insignificant we are in this mighty world where there are much bigger crisis when compared to your problems. It has changed my personality and made me a self confident women who can do things her way not caring a pin about negativity and envy.
5. Write More or Create More to Connect More.
I have started this blog due to my extreme passion towards playing with words and story telling , structuring and building. So , I will write more and create more amazing content. Folks from my Instagram connect to me on a daily basis for what I have been writing and addressing . This has always motivated me to write more. For a small period of time in school I was into poetry. I am trying to revive my urge to start again. Along with that creating visually pleasing content has got me here and I am glad I have you all encouraging me everyday. I want grow old writing and creating .
Yes , You made it until the end of the blog post., pictures say less and the paragraphs say lot more about me and my work . Now , do'n't ask me my wardrobe details. I always wear my husbands over sized sweaters at home. Comfort over everything , I am sure most of you do that as well.
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This is Shrithi, founder of The Chic Iconic. I am a minimalist , aesthetic and a positivist by nature. Along side I am an optimist , I transfigure my ideas, thoughts and tips into beautiful fairy tale moments and blog posts.