Creating Abundance Through Minimalism

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

How can owning less make me feel like I have more?

When I think about my habits in the past, I think that many of them came from a place of ‘lack’.  Somehow, through downsizing my belongings over the last couple years, I have started feeling a sense of abundance.

I hate to feel like I’m preaching, but in all sincerity, my life has felt a lot richer since I began minimising.

Perhaps spending less time with things has given me the space to notice the rest of the world. Maybe I’ve just been using my time differently. Either way, today I want to talk about some ways I have been cultivating a sense of abundance.

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1. Be in the moment. This sounds so easy, and yet it is so unattainable. I have often struggled with presence. The only way I have found to feel more of it is to practice it. I have been teaching myself to observe my thoughts and when I find them drifting, I try to pull them back to observing the present moment.

2. Connect with nature. I’ve always loved the outdoors, but these days I’m obsessed. Getting away from the city and into nature is an excellent way to experience abundance. Nature is always in the process of change and growth.

3. Plant an edible plant. Planting a seed and nurturing it while it grows is another excellent way to observe the abundance of our world in action. In addition, being able to grow something you can eat is an excellent metaphor for your own potential.

4. Reduce waste, recycle, compost. Downsizing my belongings has made me much more aware of waste. Thinking more about the waste I produce correlates with appreciating the things I do have more.

5. Embrace change. Change is the nature of the universe. Everything changes eventually, but for a lot of us, change can be stressful. I have learnt to accept that change is inevitable and to see opportunity in the unknown.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post. Below is a video on the topic of abundance. Check out my YouTube channel for new minimalist videos every week, my Instagram account for outfits, and my Facebook account for minimalist resources and updates. I also have a Patreon account where for a small donation you can view additional content.


13 thoughts on “Creating Abundance Through Minimalism

  1. Ah yes these words resonate with me so much! I recently had a big spring clean and gave away/sold a lot of my belongings, including 2/3 of my wardrobe and I am amazed at how liberated it has made me feel! I feel as if a mental weight has been lifted off of my shoulders as well as a physical one. I am loving the changes that minimalism is bringing!

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  2. I’m very much with you on how owning less creates a sense of abundance.

    I went through my Capsule Wardrobe the other day, and realised I own less than 30 items. It now somewhere in the vicinity of 25-30, depending on whether you count stuff like sunglasses (I don’t tend to, although I only own one pair).

    Fashion has just become a non-issue for me. Maybe that’s because I’m older, or maybe it’s because I’m becoming more minimalist, or maybe it’s a combination of the two. I have no idea. But the one thing I am certain of is that I am more content with what I have.

    Likewise, minimalism is helping me reach out to the world and gain new perspectives. I’m starting to find myself increasingly concerned about single-use plastics, and I am now working hard to reduce my family’s impact in the world. I’m also finding myself picking up plastic litter when I see it, which is something I never thought I would do! Perhaps this is the next phase of personal growth for me. If it is, I welcome it 🙂

    Thanks for a lovely and thoughtful post.

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