I don’t remember the exact date or even what specifically set the wheels in motion, but sometime in the not so distant past, I made the decision to become a minimalist.
Let me rephrase that. What I did was make the decision to cut back on the things, both tangible and intangible, that keep me from enjoying what I really want. I want life, minus the other stuff.
Because at its core, becoming a minimalist isn’t as much about swearing off material things as it is honing in on what is truly important to you. It’s making an active effort to focus your life by prioritizing goals and removing distractions.
If this sounds a bit theoretical, that’s ok. It mostly is. But stick with me and I’ll give you some examples of what I’m aiming for and why it matters, not just to me, but to everyone.