We own and want too many things in this world.
We’re building up too much unnecessary clutter and not focusing on the things that we really need.
Too much money is unnecessarily spent, we still want more and we’re still unhappy with what we have.
Decluttering and simplifying doesn’t sound like they make sense.
“Why should I throw stuff away if I want to have more?”
It’s all about keeping the things that matter the most, things that you need and not want.
Simplifying has its benefits.
In terms of productivity, less clutter around your workspace gives you better focus on what’s important. The same applies if you’re using a computer for work. Having little to no desktop icons, having one or two tabs opened in Chrome instead of ten, etc. It will improve your productivity significantly.
In terms of money, simplifying means buying less of what you want and more of what you need. You may find yourself buying less as a result and even if you do buy something, you are assured that it’s a good purchase because it’s something that you really need. This helps you save money in the long run and ensures that you’re making good investments with your purchases.
In terms of quality of life, you can expect to be content with less, learn to be happier by detaching happiness from material things. Owning more does not guarantee happiness and simplifying your life will make that very obvious.
Like the great Bruce Lee once said,
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless.”
There are things in our lives that we’re keeping that are useless and they’re taking our focus away from the things that really matter.
Be content with less.