We used to have photo albums, now we have phones and the cloud.
We used to have filing cabinets, now we have computers.
We used to have DVDs, now we have Netflix.
Everything is becoming digital.
The more we use technology, the less we need.
It’s easier than ever to be a minimalist in this technological world.
But technology is also one of the primary distractors from real life.
Now that we have the ability to store so much digitally, we need less physically.
Many of us are holding on to those old photo albums and that DVD collection, but the reality is, we’ve made the transition in other areas so it’s time to make the transition in this area.
If you can make something digital, make it digital, and get rid of the clutter.
Of course, digital minimalism is a thing too. Your computer can become just as cluttered as your home, and it’s less motivating to organize it when you see less-physical results.
But even if we can just move as much as possible into the digital world first, to declutter real life, then we can worry about the digital clutter.
The goal isn’t to become engrossed in technology. The goal is to use technology as a tool.
It’s just like money: it can be a tool or a master. It’s your choice.
Freedom in Less
Again, it’s easier than ever to become a minimalist.
People are realizing there’s freedom in owning less.
Consumerism drags us into a life of overabundance, which is far from abundant living.
Abundant living comes out of appreciating what you have, being grateful for each day, and focusing on experiences, people, and life, instead of possessions, junk, and other people’s opinions.
As we transition into a minimalist world, let’s take the time to focus on what truly matters.
The first step is making the mindset shift. It’s not about having less. It’s wanting less.
What do you think?
Further Bible Study
Further Book Reading
- Budgeting for Kids: How to Teach Budgeting From Age 3 to 18
- Large-Family Minimalism: How We Declutter 5,000 Things a Year
- How to Teach Kids the Dangers of Debt (And My Debt-Freedom Story)
- Your Kids’s First Car: Everything You Need to Know
- Stop Saying Adoption is Expensive
- 47 Things You Weren’t Taught in School (That Our Kids Need to Know)