When I stumbled on this Netflix documentary on minimalism, I didn't exactly know what it was all about. I knew I should tidy up my house, give away old clothes, and clean out the attic but it was not a priority in my crazy life. After watching this documentary, I understood why it should be a priority if I wanted to take the first steps in enjoying the life I was working so hard to create.
I was always complaining about not having enough time to do all the things I wanted to do. I didn't realize that all the stuff I was buying as a quick fix was actually bogging me down. This documentary gave me the motivation to take my first steps in reorganizing and reprioritizing my consumer habits, my addiction to things, and how I wanted to live my life.
The value that I found in this film wasn't to inspire me to live the way these guys live, it was the understanding of why I couldn't buy my way to happiness. Stuff was never going to get me to true happiness. I knew that at some level but now I take an extra pause to ask if I really NEED something before I order it off Amazon and it also helps me give away items I haven't used in years. It gave me the permission to let go of stuff and it gave me the confidence that I have what I need in myself to make myself happy in the long term.