1. I have more resources for what is important
Since I'm not spending much time taking care of my possessions, I have more time for my family.
I spend less energy on unnecessary connections and so I have more of it to do things with my close friends.
I don't waste my time on pacifiers like games and TV so I have more time and focus to devote to my work and projects.
2. I make less unnecessary decisions
Each day we make hundreds of decisions, from small ones like, what we will eat and wear to big ones related to our business or life direction. And there is only so much our brains can process for the day. I freed my mind of overthinking and unnecessary small decisions by removing the excess stuff and setting up small routines. Now, I'm really present in each moment and I can really think my decisions trough, because my brain is not cluttered with all the small things screaming for my attention.
3. I cherish everything and everyone in my life
I have less of everything, less stuff, smaller social circle, less meaningless activities and that makes me really cherish all the things, people and activities left in my life. I enjoy life more by enjoying what really matters.
4. I'm under far less stress
Oh, yes! This is the best part! By removing all the stuff, people and activities that didn't add any value to my life whatsoever I found that I removed much of my stress. I no longer worry about will I make it trough the day and will I be able to complete my endless to-do list. I have time for everything and everyone that matters. Even if that time is once a month, or once a week I can still do my best to fit activities and people that matter into my schedule and don't stress over unnecessary.
5. I seek opportunities and challenges
Since I have more energy I seek opportunities and challenges to come my way. I try to be as useful member of my work team as I possibly can be, I paint and sell my paintings, blog, vlog and even write some articles here and there. I also have energy to seek out new things, try out new food, meet new people and do some pen and paper adventures on the side
These are my top 5 ways minimalism directly influenced my life for the better. Have you seen any benefits from it in your life?