A random thought popped into my head the other day. I remembered sitting in a restaurant with an older gentleman, having an interesting conversation about his career as an Army Airborne Ranger. I didn’t know this man and I didn’t remember how I got there.
We don’t always mean it when we apologize. Sometimes it’s just cultural and natural. My goal here is to release you from unnecessary guilt in your life. I’m guilty of this guilt as well.
How many things do you own? You probably have no idea, unless you’re weird or a minimalist who can actually count them. If getting rid of 5,000 things peaks your interest, you might just be a minimalist in the making. But before we dive into what it means to be a minimalist, let’s talk about what minimalism isn’t.
There are plenty of great products out there, and there is plenty of junk. But here’s the thing: the product doesn’t always matter. New products can be a great motivation for starting new habits, but financially, the product is not always necessary.
I’ve talked about how I don’t really care about money before. I know it’s weird coming from a finance nerd, but it’s true. We give money and stuff too much value. That’s why the 10-year rule is so important.
When you think of decluttering, it may seem overwhelming. You have all this stuff. You’re not exactly sure how you’ve accumulated such an absurd amount of things, but you have. All you know now is that you need less stuff.