How might life be better: with less

Moving house is a bitch! Especially when you rent.

Packing boxes, unpacking boxes. Need I say more?

So, I've learnt to keep household items to a minimum. No unnecessary ornaments or paintings. No kitchen appliances I'd only use once a year.

Instead, I keep the essentials. Stylish but minimal.

I do the same with my wardrobe too, but recently began to wonder if I was being too restrictive - avoiding the sales and dismissing the urge to buy, for the sake of buying. Shopping can be therapeutic after all.

Then I found 'the Minimalists'

...and realised, I had been embracing 'minimalism' all this time!

Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfilment, and freedom.

The Minimalists, Joshua & Ryan, had achieved six-figure jobs, luxury cars, oversized houses and all the stuff that comes with it. And yet, they we weren’t satisfied or happy. Their 70–80 hour working week, just to buy more stuff, only brought more debt, stress, loneliness, overwhelm, and depression. At age 30, they quit their corporate jobs and took back control of their lives using the principles of minimalism to focus on what’s important.

Minimalism isn’t about scarcity, restriction and throwing out all possessions

It’s about creating space and time in your life for more of what’s truly important to you.

‘Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less; rather, we focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.’

What more do we want?