You know I used to think that a rich life meant owning a lot of stuff. I told myself, when I have this then I will be happy. But you know, the closer I got, the farther away happiness was. I was so focused on success and the accumulation of stuff that the more I focused on having this and that, the more it gave me stress, anxiety and discontent.
I used to adore knick-knacks, spent money mindlessly and filled a deep void with “stuff.” I cared about the newest phone, the latest purse, expensive shoes and owning the best computer. I saw value in material things without treasuring the world around me – which set me up for constant disappointment.
Life doesn’t have to be complicated. By making some subtle changes to our daily routine and attitude, we can simplify our lives and the space around us.
Living minimally is a method of living that eliminates unnecessary things in your life. It prevents objects from claiming ownership over their users, costs less, and can create happiness and focus.
You’re going to keep wanting more when in all actuality, all you need is less.
You might get 85 years on this planet. Don’t spend 65 paying off a lifestyle you can’t afford.
If anything, the more you accomplish, the more you can afford to get rid of the things society uses to hold you down.
Your room is a disaster zone. BUT it’s not a disgusting disaster zone. It’s still (surprisingly) hygienic in its clutter and chaos.
If I had every material possession I could ever want, what would make me happy?
If it doesn’t, you’re supposed to thank it for the time you spent together and either donate it or throw it away.