When I woke up this morning, I needed a cup of green tea/ coffee to wake me up, feel good and enjoy my Sat morning. But then I thought to myself no I don’t need a cup of coffee or green tea to be awake, happy or alive.
When something becomes a need, a requirement, it locks us in. We must have it, which means we start structuring our lives around it. - Leo Babauta •
I read a lot about living a minimalistic life and I thought I should share with you how we don’t see the little things that occupy our lives unnecessarily. •
For lots of us, it’s more than just coffee: we need a glass of wine (or beer) in the evening, we need some quiet time alone, we need things to be neat, we need to watch some TV to unwind in the evening, we need the Internet for entertainment and
There’s nothing wrong with any of these things, but soon the requirements for a happy life start piling up.
What are your requirements, things you can’t do without? For some people, it changes depending on the circumstances: you need a travel pillow on an airplane, a soft bed and nice pillow to sleep, music to run or do a workout, some alcohol to socialize.
What happens if you can’t have these things — does it make you unhappy or stressed out? Is the trip or social occasion or run less enjoyable?
What happens when we let go of these needs, and just keep them as a “nice-to-have” option?
The fewer requirements we have, the less of a burden these requirements become. The more often we have the same thing every day, the more likely they are to become a requirement.
This isn’t a prescription for how to live your life, but just something to consider. Have a lovely Sat.
P.s shared this on my minimalistic page, thought I should share with you as well.