Women like the feeling of being prepared: knowing you’ve got something in your bag to cover any minor crisis. You’ve got your lip-gloss, your Band-Aids, your little bottle of hand sanitiser…you can take on the world.
But there are big issues with carrying your whole life over your shoulder.
You can never find your keys amongst the flotsam and jetsam. Or your might have to carry your handbag on one shoulder, a nappy bag on the other and a baby on your hip! It’s all too hard. Don’t wait until you need chiropractic intervention. Just carry a smaller bag.
I carried this bag for years. It’s tiny, with only enough room for a wallet, a slimline diary, a sample size moisturiser and mobile phone. The pockets are on the outside, so I could carry small items in them and have more room in the main compartment. Best of all, this bag has a long strap so I could wear it messenger-style and be hands-free.
It was easy to find my keys, or my phone when it rang. It never got too heavy because I had to be very disciplined about what I could take in it. And with the long strap I could carry it always; I never had to put it down and risk leaving it behind somewhere.
Handbag-wise, things changed for me when I discovered GTD, but that’s a post for another day!