It’s not complicated.
It’s so simple, it can be difficult for a typical person.
But let me tell you, I will never go back. (I don’t even know how…)
What is minimalism?
Minimalism is owning less than 100 things, selling your car and house, leaving your job and traveling topless and barefoot through the wilderness.
Minimalism can be different to everyone, but as a 19 year old college student, minimalism is clearing everything in my life that takes up redundant space and time, and basically giving me freedom. To me, by simplifying every aspect of my life and owning only things that has meaning to me, it actually felt like I owned more and was given more.
I was given more time, learned to live in the moment, focus on my health, eliminate stress, learn about myself, and so much more.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not about restrictions, limitations, or not being able to do things because it goes against your lifestyle. I have done so much more since the lifestyle change, and I have so many more plans for the future.
Minimalism is quite the opposite of the American Dream, where bigger is better, quantity over quality, more money more happiness, blah blah blah. It’s also not just being a conscious consumer. The problem is that sometimes people can get too attached to their possessions and belongings and lose sight of whats actually important.
It’s a simple equation; less = more.
Even Einstein said, “Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
And the best part, it’s fun and brings happiness and gratitude!