The more stuff you have, the more worries you have and the more you have to worry about.
This is one of the main reasons why ascetics own little to nothing, and minimalism is so popular.
Minimalism has, in fact, become quite mainstream – with smaller forays into this strategy becoming part of the popular culture.
Examples include concepts like one bag travel, backpacking, tiny houses, capsule wardrobe, Scandinavian interiors, Maria kondo, etc.
There are many benefits to minimal living.
Think about it this way: will you worry about road insurance and AA and MOT if you don’t own a car? Along to same lines, would you worry about anything that you don’t actually have?
It’s really simple when you think about it – what you do not have, you cannot worry about losing or damaging.
So it is useful to curb your belongings, and limit the number of things you own.
The idea, by the way, isn’t an entirely alien one.
People in the armed forces do it all the time.
As do backpackers, and nomads.
And numerous other people around the world.
There are actually studies about how some of the poorest people in the world are the happiest.
Maybe they understand something we don’t…
Cut down on your possessions.
That will massively simplify your life.
Own less, stress less.