minimalist way of living

About a few years ago, I stumbled onto a student’s blog called minimalstudent.com and I absolutely fell in love with her articles. I soon began to adapt my way of living to something similiar to what she was doing with hers. Its called minimalism.

The more articles I read about minimalism, the more I could relate to my life. I was living the life of a minimalist for a long time but never knew what it was called. Then I found a few more sites preaching the same kind of life. I read all of them. I soon learnt I could do all of the things they talk about but certainly could tweeze out anything that works for us.

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
–Socrates

I got rid of many things that did not help my life in any way. After several months, I would go back and read some articles just to look back on my track and change some of my habits.

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
-Vernon Howard

It certainly is a fulfilling state to not consume what you don’t need to. I love the fact that I live my life making a very small impact on nature. I have stopped buying technology as soon as they came out just because it would make my life a little easier. I donated some of the clothes I never wore and threw away some of the stuff which I barely used. It’s a great feeling when I do so. I put off buying new stuff for weeks just to see if I still needed that stuff.

Now that I am so addicted to getting rid of unwanted stuff, I constantly look for stuff to get rid of or try to minimize stuff coming into the house. I would recommend anyone to try reading some of the articles form that site or any similar blog and try out that kind of living. That lifestyle not only declutters your space but frees your mind of unwanted ‘stuff’.

Live simply so that others may simply live.
HH Dalai Lama