3 Ways Living With Less Can Help You Be More Successful

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photo: Ulla Johnsen

 

How to be more with less is an art that we should all master. We all look around and realize we have too much stuff every once in a while, but there’s more joy in owning less! And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and unable to focus, the answer might be to live a more minimalistic life in order to be able to fully appreciate what you have.

This is how you do it…

1. Get control of your money

The first step is to identify things that you don’t really need, living with less means identifying what you pay for that you don’t really need. For example, you might stop paying for cable in order to pay for a gym membership. You might cut that daily coffee to save money and bring tea with you to work.

2. Get more head space

Studies show we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. That’s not the only thing we can detox if we decide to live with less. Less clothes, less beauty products, less clutter. It doesn’t just free up space in your home it frees up space in your mind, too. Clutter is a form of distraction, so take a wire basket and gather up everything you have that doesn’t bring you joy. Promise yourself that you’ll sort it out at the weekend.

3. Realize what you really need

Be completely honest with yourself and identify what is enough for you. You might realize that while you’re busy trying to pursue abundance and constantly wanting more you are missing out on life, friends, and love. Identify what you truly need and stick to it, and learn to focus on the non-materialistic aspects of life – which are the best ones!

 

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photo: Ulla Johnsen

 

How to be more with less is an art that we should all master. We all look around and realize we have too much stuff every once in a while, but there’s more joy in owning less! And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and unable to focus, the answer might be to live a more minimalistic life in order to be able to fully appreciate what you have.

This is how you do it…

1. Get control of your money

The first step is to identify things that you don’t really need, living with less means identifying what you pay for that you don’t really need. For example, you might stop paying for cable in order to pay for a gym membership. You might cut that daily coffee to save money and bring tea with you to work.

2. Get more head space

Studies show we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. That’s not the only thing we can detox if we decide to live with less. Less clothes, less beauty products, less clutter. It doesn’t just free up space in your home it frees up space in your mind, too. Clutter is a form of distraction, so take a wire basket and gather up everything you have that doesn’t bring you joy. Promise yourself that you’ll sort it out at the weekend.

3. Realize what you really need

Be completely honest with yourself and identify what is enough for you. You might realize that while you’re busy trying to pursue abundance and constantly wanting more you are missing out on life, friends, and love. Identify what you truly need and stick to it, and learn to focus on the non-materialistic aspects of life – which are the best ones!

 

LET’S CHAT

Have you tried living with less? How did you decide what to keep and what to get rid of?


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  • Gina

    Love this article! Thanks Career Girl Daily

  • Jenn

    Some great tips!

  • Pam C

    For my clothes I did a capsule wardrobe and it is the best thing I could’ve done. Now when I buy clothes it’s either something I need, or something I really want that I can keep for years. I recommend for anybody to do one. For ideas and guides on how to do one check out pinterest

  • Meg

    Excellent article, share-worthy.

  • Victoria

    Definitely agree with all of this. I think the biggest waste of money is cable- why would anyone subscribe to cable when it’s basically nothing but commercials and reruns of shows you can watch on Netflix?

    This was a very helpful post. :)

  • Cheeddahlooks

    Yes. THis year, I’m trying the minimal wardrobe style and I’m already seeing the benefits…I don’t spend anyhow on fashion, and I only buy what I need.

  • adri grant

    Frugality and minimalism goes hand in hand, I have noticed. Started frugal living last year. We cut dstv and now just watch Netflix. We only eat out when there is a special occasion to do so and I focus on buying slow fashion. The cheaper department stores don’t see me anymore. Even Netflix we only watch over the weekend. No tv Mondays to Thursdays. It frees up so much time to do more things. Still have a very very long way to go but I am happier, more at peace and it has become a chore to go to the mall, which means a 16 year habit of buying for the sake of buying, has been broken.

  • Isabel Lee Rosson

    So much better for the mind, pocket book, and environment!