For the past 8 months I have been living a fairly minimalistic lifestyle. I have never felt happier. It’s not the fact that I sleep in a small tent instead of a nice, comfortable bed, or the fact that I use a toaster oven (when I’m lucky to have AC electricity), instead of having a full sized kitchen. It’s what these choices teach me.
Living small teaches you to appreciate the things you have. No need to quit your job or depart on a long adventure. You can start downsizing right now, wherever you are in your life. Do it for just one month. Then you will see what I mean.
p.s. last night in Texas tonight. Had a great time visiting a couple friends. Tomorrow we head to Arizona!