Two years ago, I lived in a penthouse, beachfront Sydney apartment. I had a 4WD in the garage and an overflowing closet. At age 29 I was well and truly in the “accumulation” stage of my life. I was mindlessly doing what I was “supposed to” be doing, working hard to pay for “things” I thought I needed. Today, I live in a one bedroom apartment with no car and significantly less things. Instead, I have more time and more disposable income to spend on experiences that I really enjoy. Over time, I have chosen less over more.
Try it: What material possessions or aspects of your schedule or day-to-day life weigh you down? Try changing it up, choosing to own or do less rather than more.