Embracing Minimalism

Over the last several months, I’ve been re-evaluating my relationship with stuff. I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life to have the things that I need and more. I thank my Heavenly Father for those gifts daily.  But I’ve realized that letting go of some materialistic things can enable me to live life more freely than ever.

I watched a great documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things and it really made me think about the kind of possessions I want in my life.  I’m a sentimental person and I love for the things around me to have meaning. By decluttering my life of things that don’t have much value, I am truly a happier person.

That being said, I’m not an extremist. I stand by the philosophy of a happy medium.  Common sense is the most valuable commodity in the world these days. You need to do what works for you in your own life, and I believe it’s important to be thoughtful when making these kind of decisions.

I’d like to encourage all of us to think about all the stuff in our lives and seriously think about eliminating what isn’t working. Perhaps the flowchart below would be a helpful tool in getting started.

Keep living the vibrant life!