what to do when you do when you don't feel like a minimalist anymore

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  1. Rohit Karanth says:

    What a wonderful post! Thank you!

  2. Cc Milburn says:

    Needed to hear this message. Thank you

  3. I feel Trigger 3 more than any. As my wife’s disability takes over more and more, the “Massive List of things only I can do” becomes longer and longer. Between the day job, the night job (since we only have one income earner) and the chores, life a has little joy any more.

    1. Sorry to hear about your situation, it sounds very demanding. Hopefully, you can use some aspects of minimalism to create a little bit of white space in your life.

  4. Thanks for the post Michael.
    I have felt complexity creep into life as well. In the past, I have found it to be hobbies getting out of control. For example, I was introduced to home brewing beer a few years ago. I liked craft beer and I thought it would be fun. Unfortunately it is a rabbit-hole of large, bulky, expensive equipment that only serves one purpose, and there is seemingly a limitless number of things to buy. When I suddenly had to move about a year ago, I had nowhere to put it all and eventually sold everything. I also questioned what was most important for me to work on, and for me that is physical fitness. Beer on a regular basis does not align with my fitness goals, so it had to go. What I do to reduce complexity is honestly question what the most important goals I want to pursue in life are (For me it’s fitness, cooking, and travel) and if something does not contribute to those areas, it is unnecessary complexity that needs to go.

    1. Thanks for sharing your example with us, Dominic. I really like how you start with your most important goals and ask if your actions contribute towards them!

  5. Thank you for your comment, Alicia! I can imagine it would be stressful to save up for to buy a house. But as you said, there’s so much to be grateful for in life. It’s all about remembering what’s really important.