Two things. More happiness, less worries. That’s the two ultimate reasons to choose minimalism.
It will be an enjoyable journey, abeit a long one. Possibly even an endless one.
If you are looking for solutions to resolve your short-term cravings, I’d suggest you try something else because minimalism will unlikely brings you that.
Even if you are indeed looking for more happiness and less worries, always remember that it is just one of many ways to achieve them.
Also, always remember that there’s no one size fits all remedy for everybody. There will be people who loves minimalism and some who hates it. Although in my 2 years of being a minimalist, I have yet to meet a depressed one.
Nothing we buy, or are given, belongs to us. We forget that our time on earth is temporary. Everything we accumulate needs to be passed on.
Everything we think we owns belong to earth. Belongs to God. Belongs to the universe. We are just passing by and borrowing from them. It doesn’t matter how much we accumulate, because we will still have to return.
The more we borrow, the more we owe. The more we owe, the less freedom we have.
I say just take what you really need and stop with all these obsessions. Then you can truly enjoy life without the shackles.
Minimalists don’t keep clutter. Unnecessary things. Meaningless relationships.
That’s because minimalists love their space too much. Toxic relationships have no place in them.
Which simply means that you are precious. They value your friendship a lot. There’s something about you that they fall in love with. It could be your sincerity. Or your kindness.
Whatever it is, treasure them, because sincere friends are hard to find these days.
They aren’t even our targets but extra commission, why not?
I think we need to go back to those days where we only need food, water, air, shelter, family and friends, to be happy.
Over the weekend, I called in to cancel two of my credit cards.
The first one was a no-brainer. It requires fulfilling many spending criterias to achieve its cashback benefits.
The second one was my Amex credit card. I used it quite extensively but my number 1 rule for using a credit card is: I never pay annual fee. And I was told that Amex don’t waive the fees.
Have been procrastinating for awhile. Laziness, fear of missing out, worried how it will affect my credit score, priorities, etc.
Glad that they are at the back of my mind now.
And so, my minimalist journey continues…
Strip yourself. Item by item. Thought by thought. Worry by worry. Stress by stress. Relationship by relationship.
What are you left with?
Yourself. Peace. Freedom. True friends. Happiness.