On Minimalism

Minimalism has become something of a buzz word over the last few years, and it’s one that I am glad has made its way into the mainstream. Maybe it has something to do with how I grew up or the way I’ve lived as a young adult, but I’ve always been a fan of the “more is less” mentality, and seeing this idea of living with less in order to experience a more full life enrapture so many people has got me all kinds of giddy. See, I’ve never really had much — nor wanted much — so minimalism been a very natural space for me to move into as an adult human. My only issue with minimalism being such a trend right now, though, is that many think it’s a set-in-stone strategy, or that it can be too limiting or too overwhelming. I personally believe that minimalism is moldable: it is a way of living that can adapt differently to any person’s lifestyle. And my favorite part of minimalism? Having less stuff frees me up to do more, to love better, and to experience more of life, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. The minimalist lifestyle might not be for everyone, but being more thoughtful and conscious about what we have, what we really need, and how we consume is easy (and important!) enough for everyone to do. So here are some of my thoughts and tips on why and how to do just that.

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Simple Living

Over the course of the last few months, I have been walking through some small but effective methods of simplifying my life.  Funny enough, when I was a child I was a bit of a pack-rat, and I held onto almost everything.  But as I've gotten older, I have realized how much I actually hate the way that we live to consume, and the ways that things work their way into our lives and latch on to us.  So I made the decision to pretty much overhaul my life and ditch the things that are unused, serve little to no purpose, or just don't really even matter.  It started with getting rid of a lot of things that I realized I didn't need, then clothing that was sitting in my closet unworn, and then I moved into digitizing a good chunk of my life.  Some close friends have thought this was pretty cool, and some couldn't quite believe I was able to rid myself of so much, so I thought it might be fun to share with y'all what I decided to let go of, how I got rid of those things, and why I've chosen to live with less.

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