“Man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” Henry David Thoreau
Minimalism simply means letting go of excess so that you have room for what’s truly important to you.
It doesn’t only refer to those set of excess clothes you buy but never wear, but also the time you spend wasting trying to impress some clowns on Facebook or the mental clutter you have in your head.
Try de-cluttering for a change and see how you feel. You don’t have to make heavy changes right away. Just try a few of these and feel the lightness in your life:
- Give away extra clothes you are probably never going to wear again. What may be excess to you maybe the only thing for someone else.
- Find the guts to let go of a toxic relationship that’s been pulling you down.You’ll feel lighter.
- Give away an item that’s surplus to your requirements. Let it instill value to someone’s life.
- Eat mindfully next time so that you don’t stuff more than you can digest. Your body will thank you later.
- Let go of a commitment you aren’t happy to keep anymore. You are saving trouble for the both of you.
- Take a pause before saying ‘yes’ right away. Evaluate your values and priorities and only then arrive at a commitment. Your friend in regret-town is unlikely to visit you.
- Ask yourself if you really need to make that impulsive buy. Your future self will express gratitude.
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