I've been rolling this thought around in my head for a few years, ever since a wise friend spoke it to me.
More is a burden.
We are told: Bigger. Better. More stuff. Multiple options. Many variations. Yes!
That is not how I want to live. It's complicates while I want to simplify.
Today I am waging a war on MORE.
I am thinking about less: less stuff and fewer options. I am working to implement these ideas in my home.
We've pared down our shoes (3-4 pairs per person) and clothes over the past year. It has been freeing.
I had to make room for another set of bunk beds and, in the process, about 300 books had to find new homes. This was hard for me, but I notice that now the better books are read more often. A similar trend happened when I got rid of games and puzzles that weren't played with frequently.
I'm starting to adopt this philosophy for other areas, too, beyond shoes, clothes, and stuff. More on that next week.
Do you think more is a burden? Have you simplified by choosing less?
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