Published on: 2021-06-08
After reading an excellent article from Ronald L. Banks titled 10 Problems Solved By Owning Less Stuff and since I'm in the middle of (another) big reset in my life, all I want to do now is to simplify, simplify, simplify.
Why do we accumulate so much stuff in the first place? We will never have everything, so why bother about finding the perfect things and try to collect them all?
I probably won't be able to live from a backpack since we have a child, but I want to be close as much as I can. Or two backpacks. In fact, even three would be quite awesome.
Inspired by the barefoot philosophy
, I’m trying now to reorientate my goals in life, in a way I can let go of even more stuff, not only physically, but mentally. I need space, a big void, not to be filled, but to contemplate. I need no obligations, no commitments, no payments, no excessive possessions, just the bare minimum so I can feel… well… naked.
For the physical objects... Why would I need more than a defined list of possession to live fully? Why do we constantly need to improve
ourselves by buying something, trying something new?
Same for the time consumed... Why would I need more than a defined list of hobbies and activities to live fully? Why do we constantly need to add new ones?
With the upcoming move accross the country, I need to state clearly what I want in life, how I want it, what do I own and stick to the plan.
What do I want?
- Time to read.
- Play with my child.
- Ride my bike.
- Less work.
- Control my spendings.
How do I want it?
- By reducing my needs and my wants, work less.
- By focusing on what really matters, observe and enjoy more.
What do I own?