Moving to a new city forced me to create a simpler life

Hitting reset when you need it most.

Anum Hashim
4 min readSep 15, 2022

Moving to a new city can be an exciting start.

It can be an opportunity not only to throw out physical things that no longer serve you, but it can be a way to hit the reset button in other parts of your life.

When you move to a new physical space, you can create new routine spaces that work for a new phase of life. You can focus your energy and attention on what works for you.

Moving to a new city is helping me reset and get a do-over of sorts.

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash

4 Ways I Simplified My Life

Embrace Minimalism

Honestly, I have a lot of stuff.

I have moved around a few places over the last decade, but I have always had the privelege of space. I would put things in storage and forget about them. Then I would buy new things.

I didn’t realize that not only were these boxes of things taking up space in storage. But also in my brain and were impacting my mental capacity.

I always had the task of decluttering in the back of my mind. I needed to get to it, but there was no sense of urgency to do it.



Anum Hashim

Finance professional / CPA on a break from corporate life. I write about money, productivity and life as a content creator.