Minimalism, a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.
Material things controlled my life. I allowed myself to get sucked into believing that the latest gadgets or clothing would bring value to my life. Every year I convinced myself that it was time to upgrade my phone and every season I needed to update my wardrobe. For sometime I believed that I was happier but then after awhile it faded away. I can’t begin to remember all the things that I would buy because one day I might need it or I will eventually wear it, just to to forget that I even had it.
Eventually I noticed how much time we spent in lines during the holidays just to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts only to be too tired to enjoy them with our family. I became tired of filling my life with material things that did not equate to what would actually bring me real happiness. All these unnecessary things were taking place of the things I really wanted.
I decided to take the journey to become a minimalist to focus on the simple things in life. The basic things that will enrich my life like freedom and family.
Life isn’t about what you own or how much you have but what you can make of it and what makes you happy.