I had always been a minimalist as far as I can remember. I only had a few favorite clothes, few friends and only a few favorite authors. Somehow, once I started working, I lost my way and the world convinced me that more was always more. It took a few years of experience, some good and many not as good, for me to understand that less was indeed more. 

Here are some of the ways in which minimalism changed my life.

Less Confusion: I no longer have any confusion about deciding what to wear, because I have a minimalistic wardrobe. I only have a few clothes and have one picked out for every day of the week. I haven’t yet gone all gray or all black with my clothes, but I have a minimalistic wardrobe.

Less Drama: I got rid of the toxic people in my life, so I no longer have drama in my life. Toxic people drained me of my time and energy, so once they were gone, I regained my time and energy.

Less Clutter: When I no longer use something or predict that I will no longer use it, I get rid of it immediately. Thus, I have less stuff at home, fewer things to clean and arrange, leading to more time and energy.

More time: In addition to avoiding toxic people, I’ve also eliminated toxic habits from my life. I spend less time on my phone, less time getting distracted by social media and I have more time to spend on the things I love to learn and do, as well as on the people I love. 

More energy: I only spend energy on the activities and people that I truly value. I no longer do things just for the sake of doing them and as a result I have more energy for the people and activities I’m truly invested in.

More money: I no longer spend money to buy the things I don’t need, to impress people I don’t even like. Therefore, I have more savings and more money.

More positivity: I’m only friends with authentic people who give and take respect, leaving me feeling more positive and inspired.

Minimalism has truly simplified my life and has given me a framework to think about how I want to live my life. I am focused on my goals and not distracted by things that don’t matter and don’t enrich my life.

How has minimalism changed your life? I would love to hear from you in the comments.