Minimalism And Following Your Dreams

30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags

Minimalism has proved beneficial to my life in surprising ways. It’s hard to believe that the simple act of discarding clutter has helped shape my life so much, but here we are!

Lately I have been building a vision of what I want my future to look like.

I started this blog with trepidation. I had massive anxiety about how my work would be viewed and how any judgement could potentially affect my life. I pushed through these limiting fears, and with time, I realised that most of the response to my blog was positive.

The small act of working toward something despite my anxiety about it helped me to build confidence and form new goals. I pushed through new fears and I started my YouTube channel and my Patreon account.

If there is something out there that you want to be doing, remember that you are your own greatest critic. If you fear judgement from others, know that they can only judge you as harshly as you have already judged yourself.

Know also, that if you work authentically toward something, the risk is always worth it, even if in the end you don’t perceive to have succeeded in the initial goal. Even the act of pushing through anxieties and limiting beliefs teaches you strength and resilience. It’s also better that you try and fail a million times, than to live your life asking ‘what if?’

This is something I have learnt through minimalism. Minimalism helps me stay focused by eliminating distractions such as fear and my own mental gibberish. Minimalism has helped me define my priorities. Minimalism has taught me the value of time.

If there is something out there you want to do, do it now!

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On my Patreon account I have posted a video about how minimalism can help you follow your dreams.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Check out my YouTube channel for new minimalist videos every week, my Instagram account for outfit inspiration, and my Facebook account for minimalist resources and updates.


9 thoughts on “Minimalism And Following Your Dreams

  1. I think there’s an interesting thing as I plan a next thing. It follows the words of Henry Ford,

    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

    I’ve caught myself believing I could not do a thing or would not do a thing. Someone once in my life insisted on telling me I would fail at the thing and I then believed I could not do it. That person and I went our ways through a divorce and the reverse happened. I now know that I can do this thing I will do in mere months. Its not about travel. Travel infers a start and end to the journey. This is something else. This is going with no real end in sight. Now I know I can do it because I believe I can. Thank you Henry Ford.

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  2. AMAZING statement.
    Total truth.

    “If there is something out there that you want to be doing, remember that you are your own greatest critic. If you fear judgement from others, know that they can only judge you as harshly as you have already judged yourself. ”

    Thank you

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  3. @asmallwardrobe What kind of tea do you like? I’d never realised that Australians drink so much of the stuff but I suppose it makes sense given the amount of Irish and British people that settled there. I like strong, malty Assam myself..

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  4. I’m no minimalist, but as I have grown older, I want less “stuff” and I make choices about what I want in my life. I can let go of things quite easily, and find I value experiences and spending time with people I love much more than having the next big thing. It’s all a question of balance I think.

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