I followed The Minimalists for a while. I minimised my wardrobe (inspired by Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs too). I am streamlining how I buy and what I buy. I live lighter overall and as I embark on a radical saving experiment, I hope to scrutinise every purchase we make as a family because I realised that the more we buy, the less freedom we have – less time with loved ones or for myself, more work and for longer, less options to do work that matters. And it’s better for the planet too if we consume mindfully.
I am striving to be minimalist in my spiritual world and relationships – I quit Facebook, I deactivated most notifications on my phone, I save the time and energy that I used to spend on social media. I noticed my little one, bombarded by ads and product videos on Youtube, was becoming consumption obsessed, so I uninstalled Youtube on his iPad. We play together more now.
I hope this film inspires you equally, helps you refocus, shed stuff and bring more lightness of being into your life. On Amazon, Google Play and iTunes, from £9.99.