“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
Yes you can actually have more with less. Seems contradictory, doesn’t it? But just think about what might happen if you scaled down, made a clear distinction between needs and wants and cleaned out the clutter, mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Could you actually end up having more?
These are just a few of the things you could have more of with less.
More time. What could you do with the time you spend acquiring, organizing, fixing or paying for all your stuff? Does taking care of your possessions take priority over family time?
More room. Is you living space full to the brim or at least cluttered? How much of all that stuff do you actually use?
More peace of mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to always worry about someone stealing your stuff, having it destroyed in a fire or storm or having enough money to make payments?
More freedom. Do your possessions control you? Do you feel trapped in a job you hate because of your house, cars and other “stuff” payments?
More energy. Are you always exhausted trying to keep a house bigger than you really need clean?
More appreciation for what you have. Can you truly appreciate things you haven’t seen in months or don’t even remember buying?
Think about it. What are your material possessions costing you? What could you have more of with less?