Thought Catalog

Minimalism

The Art of Minimalism And How It Leads To Living A More Fulfilled Life

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.

What Minimalism Means To Me (And How It Improved My Life)

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.