Since coming to Texas I’ve grown an even bigger love for simplicity and minimalism. With all the bells and whistles that comes with having your own place in a new state, the stuff slowly accumulated. I know I will be tossing stuff out on this side and then bringing all the rest back home with me this Christmas. This gives me the chance to see my closet again in one piece! And I plan to down-size…even more! In case you can’t tell, I am excited!
With my belongings in one piece I can really start to practice the minimalism that I keep saying I have. Though Minimalism is a lifestyle and not just the size of my closet, it’s a bit hard to really say I am a Minimalist when I feel like only half of me practices it at the moment.
I’ve always tried to clean out my belongings often and analyze what I really want to keep in my life. Here’s why:
- Frequent Evaluation– People tend to think Minimalism is a one time event, that you get rid of your possessions all at once. That simply isn’t the case. Not only is minimalism a way of living, it looks different for everyone and is an on-going process of evaluation. You are constantly looking to understand who you are and what makes you happy.
- Less Choices– If you don’t need it and if it serves no purpose, then it will not help you keep peace and progress you in your life. You have the ability to chose faster the things you love. With less choices you can make up your mind over little, daily decisions faster and have more over-all time in the day to do the things you love.
- Quality Over Quantity– With less choices and less clutter, you will likely come to value what you bring into your life a little more. You may be more comfortable to spending more because instead of six pairs of jeans you got at a discount, you have two that (though a little more expensive) are of a nicer quality.