Less is More
Less is more is a common saying that is counterintuitive. How can less be more? I finally found the meaning of this phrase. For the last few weeks, I have been focused on decreasing the amount of “stuff” I have. I initially started this journey for multiple reasons.
- I had too much stuff!
- I had no room for new things.
- I felt overwhelmed in my space.
- I was seeking clarity.
To date, I have cleaned out three major areas in my current residence and let me tell you, 7 bags later…I am sleeping better, I am thinking better and I am feeling better. There is something about freeing yourself from the things that no longer serve you.
There is something about freeing yourself from the things that no longer serve you.
What do you need to free yourself from today?
Why do I need to store hair products that I don’t use or clothes that no longer fit? Why do I need a mound of shoes that hurt my feet or no longer match my personal style?
I thought about it and discovered that sometimes we hold on to things out of a fear of lacking. “If I give up (insert object/person) then what will I be left with?”
You will be left with just enough! Less is more. I have decrease the time it takes for me to get dressed in the morning because I have less options to choose from. Less is more.
I have decreased the amount of time it takes for me to wash clothes and promptly fold them and put them back in the closet because less is more.
I have decreased the misuse of space in my residence which allowed it to feel less cluttered and more organized. Less is more.
I smile every time I walk into a well-organized closet and open a decluttered cabinet. I smile because less is truly more.
More peace. More joy. More clarity. More room for more to come in the future…