After reading books like Stuffocation and articles about minimalism, I have started to embrace living more with less. Decluttering the home is how it starts but it soon spreads. It has changed my mindset. I now think more about what I buy, eat and how I spend my time. It hasn’t been easy and there is still too much stuff but it is going… We don’t need copious amounts of stuff and everything becomes less stressful without life’s clutter. As a student, I preferred time to money. I remember lending the book Walden (Thoreau) to family but they found it “boring to be honest” and didn’t get the message.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.”
The minimalist ideology provides an outlet to clear life’s path of clutter and leaves space for time, experiences, fulfilment and happiness. Most importantly it challenges you to think about the environment, waste and well, everything. I’ve decided to only purchase necessities this year and will keep you updated. However, I will experience life to the full – are you?