Our life seems to be about having a great job, a big house, a nice car and having the newest phone. But what do we gain from all these monetary goals?
Our life is cluttered with a lot of things that don’t matter in the bigger picture. The most important in life is being happy, healthy and have a family and friends that love us for we are. If they only like us for what we have than we would do better without the items and even without those friends. There is no reason to pay much attention to what type of car you are driving. A 10-year old car will basicly drive the same as a brand new Tesla. Agreed the tesla will look better and will have more people look at your car. But what is the point of those looks? They aren’t making you a better person.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. – Marie Shriver
To become happy with who you are and the life you are there isn’t much that you should be looking for. However, this doesn’t mean it is easy to become disconnected the desires you pretend to have, to satisfy the people around you. Status is often mistakenly seen as having money, a nice car or buying anything that you love the looks of.
People that live by a minimalism standard are seen as boring or the ones that never do anything. This doesn’t have to be the case. When you are able to remove all the clutter of the daily life you are able to use money what it’s really for. Enjoy great activities with friends and family without the need of showing off to everyone. Why do we always have to go to a nice restaurant taking picture of our food? The answer is there is no need for it. You can enjoy cooking yourself and at the same time save for a travel with your family.
There is many ways that you can start using minimalism in your life. There is no set and stone method that everyone should abide to. Cut those purchases that you never planned to make in the first place. Are you cutting your travel costs or skip buying a new car so you can travel across the country? Everyone has different desires. If you implement some minimalism you can enjoy yourself in other areas of your life.