Many people seem to like a vast choice of everything. For example, things to wear. And I can relate to that dopamine hit of getting new things.
It’s fine to have new things, but in my opinion, it comes at a cost; The cost of time, energy and money, to name just a few.
I used to think the more the better, but now I’m finding that less kind of, is more.
I used to think more clothes, more choice, more information means more value. But I don’t think that is necessarily true.
For me now, more choice and more information means less value, because it’s too much to process and the real value drowns in the too much. So when you have less clothes, less information, less photographs; you treasure the one’s you have more, they are your absolute favourites and you can actually use them, see them, because they aren’t an overwhelming amount.
I’m very grateful to have the freedom of choice, but I also find so much value in being deliberate and intentional with my choices and priorities.
Personally, I feel more lightness, more peace, less stress and less overwhelm because of adopting the minimalist philosophy.
Since being more intentional about all my possessions, and looking at whether I use them or enjoy them or not, or if they mean anything to me; I don’t have to fret about what to wear as much, or waste time deciding, or spend money on new things I don’t need or love, or spend time cleaning and maintaining all the extra stuff. And I have more time to experience the things I want out of life before I croak.