About a year ago I started reading about minimalism and found a couple of blogs about people who we're becoming minimalist. They we're normal people before and they we're normal people afterwards, but with less stuff. I'm not talking about extreme minimalism where you quit your job, sell your house and car, then buy a trailer to live in. I'm talking about just sizing down.

The main reason for minimalism is to get rid of the things in your life that you really don't need so you have more time for the things that you enjoy. In many cases this does mean stop buying so many useless things so you can work less, therefor you have more time to do what you love to do!

A big motivation for me is to eliminate stress. I like to be a very organized and clean person, but things just get so overwhelming when you have all this unnecessary crap cluttering up your life. And when I say unnecessary crap, I mean all the stuff in my house to the things that I commit myself to doing that I really don't want to do.

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The thought of becoming more minimalistic is overwhelming in itself though because it is a scary thing to try and let go of everything you thought you needed. I've realize I can't just whirl through my house one day and get rid of everything that isn't needed because I wouldn't know where to begin and I wouldn't recognize what I actually didn't need. It would be scary to let go of everything at once. It has to be an ongoing process, paced out.

I want to be content with the necessities. I don't want to want things. I don't want to place importance on having an abundance of clothing and a new car. I want to place importance on happiness that comes from being healthy and active. Friendly and peaceful. I want to place importance on knowledge, time, and family.

I'm going to start slowly eliminating things from my life (most likely starting with tangibles in my house). Even if it's just one thing a day that I pick and donate or throw out. Its going to be a learning process.

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Posted in Renovations Post Date 12/29/2015






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