A Minimalist?

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While continually downsizing my collection of items, I realized I was following a trend known as minimalism.

I have come across this hot topic of keeping life simple numerous times in the last few months. It is about getting rid of physical items to make room and time for more meaningful ventures, things like spending more time with family and friends and making dreams happen.

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Kick Start

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Photo by Jorunn Lorenzen

I was always telling myself to focus on quality over quantity, to increase savings, to reduce impulse buying, to only go near the shops when I actually needed something, and to wait 24 hours before buying something if I thought I needed it.

I rarely succeeded at meeting these goals until recently, but I am changing these behaviours, and I am doing it a lot quicker than I expected considering these are such lifelong habits.

For the first time in my life, I have stopped ‘wandering the shops’, I have seen my savings grow, and I have talked myself out of impulse buys on the spot; I am living with less and enjoying life more.

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