Before I moved to study in Taiwan,I am a consumptive millennial. I was a person who really liked to follow trends, I was looking for fun from buying something, when I thought that buying goods, especially those that were branded, was an achievement for my success hahaha LOL. which in the end the stuff pile up in my room.
until I had to move to Taiwan, I was confused about what items I needed. my stuff is too much.I feel like I want to bring my room LOL. but it is not possible. carrying 2 suitcases for abroad is very tiring.
As I move to another place, and I think i dont need the stuff to much, so, I start to learn how can I let go of my things that not bring me any joy while using them.
and also as I get older I think, I’m not the daughter of a king (gue bukan anak sultan, siapa yang bakal jamin hidup gue akan selalu enak-enak aja) who in my old age my life will be guaranteed, or even if I’ve saved money, work everywhere, investing everywhere if my lifestyle is like this (consumptive / hedon ) doesn’t guarantee my life will be guaranteed, will be happy.
I started by reading books on minimalism. the book “Goodbye Things” by fumio sasaki. ohh I really love that book. “the joy of less” is a book by author Francine Jay. She explained through a wealth of literature that living in moderation is the key to happiness. And Matt D’Avella, he is a youtuber, a content creator about minimalist life.
and from thats book and his videos, I really learned a lot, how important knowledge is and living in moderation is key to happiness.
And what did you have in mind after reading the word “minimalist”?
Being a minimalist for me is focusing into something that i really need. And it’s given you a chance to think about what is really matter to your life, to be happy, to choose what’s important in your life.
Being simple and by having less means having more money, right? I can focus on whats matter to my life,my family, my friends, my career, my study.
and this is the benefit I get from living a minimalist life, which changes my bad habits which are very consumptive.
I can saving more money, it is quite heavy indeed to resist the feeling of wanting to buy something, but it should be remembered that “if I buy that item do I really need it?”. And buying fewer things means you will save you more money, so you can use it to find new experiences,travelling, learn new knowledge, or just save for your future.
I Can saving my space, If in the past my room was like a storage room, now I’ve given and sold some of the things I didn’t really need. And I have more space, so it’s easy to clean and looks more organized.
Self aware, By getting rid of what you don’t need and leaving ample space for what you love, you will be more alert and more “awake” with what you like.
Increased Productivity, after working with minimalism, and sorting out unnecessary items. Of course. productivity increases.Too many items in the room will reduce your level of concentration and progress towards achieving your goals. Minimalism for me is all about time effectiveness. How do we minimize wasting valuable time with something useful. Thus, time is not wasted and I can do my job productively.
You know what your priorities are, as I said, living life like this makes me focus more on myself and the people around me. I know what needs to be prioritized and what doesn’t. Of course, being able to focus more on what you have to do first when you just wake up. if your boyfriend doesn’t reply to your messages even though he’s online and he’s not working. means you are not his priority. HA HA HA I’m Just Kidding 😀
Less stress. Having less stuff means you don’t have to worry as much about maintaining, protecting, repairing the possessions.
and yeah, the end hahaha… I still have to learn and continue to be consistent like this. and I also hope you can. try it!