In a world where more is deemed better — more success, more money, more followers, more of more — choosing less seems highly contradicting.
Over the past year, I’ve proudly identified as a minimalist. Most of my family and acquaintances dig it, and some of them tease me about it. To some, having under 100 pieces of clothing or a shower that contains only one type of soap and one shampoo is deemed impossible (especially from the women in my life) or a sign of light obsessive-compulsiveness.
Minimalism is a movement that has skyrocketed in the past few years, and it has guided thousands of people towards pursuing purpose-driven lives. Everyone has a different way of living this out, and that is one of the things that makes it so great.
I discovered that by shaving off excess in my life, I got closer to true self-love and acceptance. By removing the things that cloud my vision of the life I wish to create, that consume my time and swallow my savings, I found the space to dig deeper into myself and my aspirations.
Minimalism allows you to remove the excess in your life in order to focus on things that provide true value — happiness, freedom, and fulfillment. — The Minimalists
Simplification spawns intentionality, and intentionality inspires purpose — and anyone can benefit from simplicity regardless of ethnic background or socioeconomic status.
Words & Photos by Mathilde.