We all get older and so we learn a few things in life, right?
I want to share the 5 things I’ve learned in the last year and that brought me to the realization that less is more in many parts our life.
- Space to breathe: Get rid of everything you don’t need. If you haven’t used or looked or in any way appreciated an item within the last year I’d say you don’t need it in your life. I adapted an efficient wardrobe rule from a friend: each time I buy something new, something old needs to go. I must admit, not always easy but it does the job of keeping your closet from overflowing. Sometimes we think we might need things but if we rationally think about it, we don’t. There’s nothing wrong with getting emotionally attached to some things but choose wisely what really means a lot to you and what not.
- See what you own and enjoy using it: What’s the point in having a crazy amount of things when you can’t see them or forget they even exist. The advantage of having only the clothes or things you really need or use is that you can actually see them, make use of them and enjoy them day by day.
- Quality vs. Quantity: At the end of the day it makes more sense to me to have fewer things that are of a good quality than a lot of things with poor quality that get broken quickly and that you need to replace after a short time of use. You will have less waste and will be more conscious about your decisions if you want to buy something.
- More freedom: I experienced that you will feel much freer when you have less materialistic things in your life because you are way more flexible to adapt to any changes you might want to do in your life. You will feel lighter, more independent and flexible in every aspect.
- Goals you can achieve: Setting yourself too many or unrealistic goals can make you struggle with achieving them instead set yourself fewer goals that you can actually achieve and turn into reality. Don’t understand me wrong; I am a firm believer in dreaming big also if the dream seems impossible. But I’d suggest breaking your big dreams down to step-by-step achievable goals.
Hope these life lessons bring you some inspiration into how “less is more” can make your daily life better.
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary
so that the necessary may speak.”
Quote by: Hans Hofmann