MY SECOND LIFE❤️
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The Minimalist Joneses: don’t try to keep up with them either.
Comparing your success with minimalism by measuring it against the success of someone else’s minimalism isn’t helpful. It doesn’t tell you anything. It may feed your ego by telling you that you are good because you live with fewer items than someone else or that you are bad because you have too much stuff, but not accurate.
If you must measure, change your measuring system. You can’t measure your life and the person you are with someone else’s ruler.
Measure by the way you feel. If you feel less stressed, minimalism may be working for you. If you feel like you have more freedom, you might be heading in the right direction. If your heart feels full at the end of the day, keep simplifying.
Simplifying my life has allowed me to do things that matter to me but those things may not be part of the vision you have for your life. I’m often inspired by minimalist bloggers and podcasters to try new things and consider new ideas but eventually it has to come back to how those recommendations support the kind of life I want.
Maybe you are simplifying to be healthier, maybe not. Minimalism may be of interest because you want to work for yourself, or not. There isn’t one right way or reason to simplify your life.
The minimalist Jonses are still Jonses.
Be inspired and then do what’s best for you.