Here at MindBodyGreen, we love mindfulness, which is why we were thrilled to see an op-ed in the New York Times this weekend about the joys of living with less. The author, TreeHugger.com founder Graham Hill, wrote a compelling story about how he used to live in a giant house but now chooses to live in a 420-square foot studio.
"Intuitively, we know that the best stuff in life isn’t stuff at all, and that relationships, experiences and meaningful work are the staples of a happy life.
"I like material things as much as anyone. I studied product design in school. I’m into gadgets, clothing and all kinds of things. But my experiences show that after a certain point, material objects have a tendency to crowd out the emotional needs they are meant to support."
You can read the whole piece here.
Check out his TEDTalk on living with less.
Get inspired to go forth and declutter!