Quality over quantity; minimalistic; less is more; right?
We’ve all heard those old sayings/ideas, but do we all really understand why less is actually more?
Let’s talk about the clutter that is most likely in some part of your home – bedroom, office space, kitchen, etc. Doesn’t even the thought of this bring you a little bit of anxiety or stress? It sure does for me. If you’re reading this, your answer is also probably “yes.” Simplifying your physical space, is essential for the clarity of your mental space. Stoping your mind from thinking about a million and one things is nice, but kind of counterproductive if you’re surrounded by a million things that cause anxiety. I mean we all try and clear our minds in some interesting ways, but how about starting with our surroundings? Less is more.
Now, let’s talk about the people in your life. Some people have a just few close friends, while some are the complete opposite. These are the people that have tons and tons of friends, but sometimes actually only have a handful of friends they feel that they could actually go to if they truly needed help. Think about it, who would you go to if you needed something? I’n not just talking a phone charger cause yours broke and you can’t run to the store. I’m talking life or death (ok, maybe tad dramatic), or some kind family emergency has come up and you need to vent or need some sort of real emotional help. These are the people that are your friends. The people that you know you can call at 2AM because something bad happened and you don’t know what else to do. These are the people worth keeping around. There is no point in keeping excess people that don’t cause you to grow as an individual. Eliminating the negative/blah people in your life can lift you up in so many ways. Besides, life is too short to be anything other than happy! Don’t you agree? Less is more.
This leads me to – we need to prioritize ourselves so that we can be the best versions of ourselves. This is key. Would you ever purposely try to waste your important and valuable time, money, or space? NO. Then why do this with things that do not give you any meaning, purpose, or true happiness?
As I said before, keeping things simple can totally destress you! Making simplicity more of a lifestyle can be a huge benefit, especially if you are someone like me who tends to worry/overthink. Creating a conscious effort and thought process of this “less is more” idea can allow you to blossom and find things you were never aware of. Become present in your surroundings, as well as moments, not so much your future and/or past. Again, less is more!
Although may be a simple idea, it is actually quite difficult for some people. Take it one step at a time. Maybe start with a room you spend a lot of time in that is just completely overwhelming to be in. I’m willing to bet that if you take the time to go through and clear out the things that no longer serve you or grow you, you’ll see some changes.
What are some ways you live by “less is more?”
xx Katie ♡