I talk a lot about building the lifestyle you want. What kind of hypocrite would I be if I didn’t do it myself? I’m setting some major life changes in motion and I thought this would be the perfect time to offer my thoughts on minimalism.
My Thoughts On Minimalism
I’m moving. Not a huge move, but one that sets me up to better redesign my life. But since I’m moving, I’m going through all my stuff and figuring out what to move and what to get rid of.
I’m moving to a smaller space, so some stuff has to go. But plenty of it just needs to go because I don’t need it anymore. And here is where minimalism comes in.
I think the common idea that comes to mind when someone talks about minimalism is that person living in a 100 square foot house, or who can put everything they own in a backpack. I have a different feeling about it.
To me, minimalism is only owning the things that add value to your life. For some people that will be possible in a 100 square foot space. But for most of us, that won’t be the case. There is room for people on both ends of the space spectrum.
Every item that you own, takes just a little bit of attention. For me, items laying around that I’m not using create a feeling that I should be doing something with them. If it’s something that doesn’t serve me anymore, then that’s wasted energy and attention.
A couple things laying around like that aren’t really a big deal. But when you consider a garage or storage room full of them, the cumulative drain is substantial!
What do you think of minimalism? Do the concepts work for you or not? Share in the comments below!