Last week, I wrote about how de-cluttering my belongings, ended up with me feeling as though I had a lot more.
This is just one of the many benefits of minimalism – as I have only those items I truly love, I use them a lot more.
Fewer things = more usage; more things = less usage
And that was just the physical items.
This week, I want to talk about other ways that minimalism enables me to have more, not less.
I have more:
- Time – to spend on my family, my friends, my writing and my own interests
- Appreciation – for what I am so lucky to have
- Interest – in other things, like sustainable clothes and more ethical ways of shopping
- Attention – which I try to focus on people, not things
- Intention – the more I practise minimalism, the more I want to apply it whenever and wherever I can
- Money – I try not to spend on stuff that has no long-term value
- Understanding – that purchasing an item, even while necessary, is only the beginning – I also spend money on its maintenance and upkeep
- Space – over-crowded rooms now make me quite anxious!
- Self-worth – a label, a trend, a brand doesn’t sway me the way it used to
- Confidence – the lack of judgment about my reduced wardrobe has encouraged me to branch out in other directions
- Leisure – it’s amazing how much time I used to spent shopping or worrying how little I had to wear as I gazed at my overflowing wardrobe!
Do you have more with less?
Have a great week 😊