Thursday, July 1, 2021

Living with Less Can Give You A Bigger And More Fulfilling Life

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More, more, more: that’s the lesson that society teaches. But there’s a growing number of people who are becoming content with having less. In fact, there are now so many of them, the movement has a name: minimalism

Many of us are locked into a consumer culture where we feel compelled to buy things all the time. We live in cluttered houses, strewn with all of the things that we’ve bought over the years. For some of us, it can feel a little depressing.

But learning to take joy in living with less is one of the secrets of lasting happiness. If you can achieve this approach to material possessions in your life, you free up so much of your time and energy for the things that you really want.

So what are the most compelling reasons to live with less?

You Save Money

Money isn’t just a number in a bank account. It’s your life’s energy. Your time and effort went into making it while you could have

been doing something else. Using it wisely, therefore, is critical.

A good way to think about spending money is to convert it into how much of your life you’re giving up. So, for instance, if you want a new ottoman for your living room that costs $200 and you earn $20 per hour, you’re giving up ten hours of your life in exchange for it.

You Help The Community

As projects like ChooseSolar are proving, you can actually help the community (and yourself) by choosing a more minimalist route. Instead of installing solar panels yourself, for instance, you just join a neighborhood scheme where everyone contributes to the cost of capital and benefits from the project.

You also help the community in other ways too. For instance, less of your junk goes to landfill.

You Can Rest More

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People with large properties have to spend all of their spare time looking after and managing them. There are so many rooms to clean, toilets to scrub and lawns to mow.

But when you choose a more minimalist approach, all of that goes away. You don’t have to dedicate your precious time to mowing the lawn. Instead, you can use it for other things that you want to do, like travel, indulge in your hobbies or socialize.

You Have More Clarity

Minimalism isn’t just about cutting down on material things. It’s also about reducing your mental clutter as well.

If you’re like most people, your mind is all over the place. You have a million things to think about because you’ve made your life so complicated. Everyone is telling you that they need you for some important reason.

But living with less is about reducing the number of things that you have to think about in a given day. This way, you can actually focus on the projects that are genuinely important to you.

Ultimately, living with less can lead to a better lifestyle. Today, millions of people swear by it, and it’s a growing movement.


  1. Less is far more fulfilling. I agree with you.

    Have a fabulous rest of the week, my friend. ♥

  2. Less junk in the house would be nice. But I do like my spacious land. It's the one uncluttered area.


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