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


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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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Ludovica Tronci

Ludovica is a an Italian 20-something based in London with an obsession for pandas. She hopes one day to make it big in the world of journalism. In the meantime you can find her in a cafe in Shoreditch or dreaming about Paris' boulevards.