You Might Be a Minimalist

If you have been simplifying your life or thinking about living more minimally, you might be further along than you think. My actions were screaming minimalism long before my brain registered that was where I was headed.

Here are a few ways to know that you might be a minimalist.

  1. If you can’t stop giving stuff away and your dog is worried that he’s next, you might be a minimalist.
  2. If you have an empty attic or storage shed, you might be a minimalist.
  3. If you are debt-free or paying off debt with gazelle intensityyou might be a minimalist.
  4. If walking through Target or Walmart makes you throw up in your mouth a little, you might be a minimalist.
  5. If your children are mad at you because you canceled the cable, you might be a minimalist.
  6. If a friend asks you to go shopping and you would rather go to the park, you might be a minimalist.
  7. If you don’t want your parents to stop by your yard sale because you are selling their stuff too, you might be a minimalist.
  8. If you don’t have a junk drawer, you might be a minimalist.
  9. If you have more free time than ever before, you might be a minimalist.
  10. If you have ever used a car share service, you might be a minimalist.
  11. If you are curious about living with less than 100 things, you might be a minimalist.
  12. If clutter makes you cry, you might be a minimalist.
  13. If you follow less than 100 tweeps on twitter, or 100 friends on Facebook, you might be a minimalist.
  14. If you vote with your dollars, you might be a minimalist.
  15. If people who can fit all of their belongings in a backpack inspire you, you might be a minimalist.
  16. If you follow the 1 in, 1 out rule, you might be a minimalist.
  17. If you want to live a life with more meaning and less junk, you might be a minimalist.

Last, but not least…

18. If you would rather spend a day with Leo Babauta instead of Oprah Winfrey, you might be a minimalist.

How many of these apply to you? What happened this week that made you think you might be a minimalist?

Courtney Carver writes about minimalism and living with less in order to enjoy more at Be More with Less.

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