I just watched a documentary on Netflix called 'Minimalism', and I feel like I finally get it.
I never felt interested or on board with the whole minimalism thing. I've always wanted more, and when I had that more, I would want even more after that.
I've never thought that this was something that I would be able to change about myself, because I thought that it was just part of me and my make up.
It's given me a little light at the end of the tunnel, but it has also made me understand a side to minimalism that I never really thought it could be about.
I saw it as just a trend or a phase that was going around at the moment, and never really gave it a second thought because I didn't think it was for me, at all. But now I realise, that it is so much more than that and it also doesn't have to be to the extreme either (this was a huge sigh of relief).
I am always thinking of all of the stuff that I don't have, of all of the money that I don't have, all the holidays that I don't have, and the list could go on forever. But life, is so much more than that and that is what this is all about.
I have become so reliant on having new and more things, that I don't appreciate what I already have. I think that I knew this part already, but it's hard to actually really think about.
There is so much going on around me and there is always stress of some sort. So I think that trying to incorporate some sort of minimalism into my life could really help me out in a lot of ways.
I don't know how I'm going to do it yet, but I'm sure I will figure out what works for me.
I was so interested in everything that Joshua & Ryan had to say and the way that they improved their lives really fascinated me. I didn't want the documentary to end and I would watch it again right now.
If you know of any good books/blogs/podcasts about minimalism, please let me know!