What does choosing less mean to me?

I've struggled to write this first post. Much of what I'm sharing has only ever been in my head.

I'm also worried I'll sound like a judgmental jerk.

But here's why I still wrote it: We live in a world that’s pretty overwhelming.

I don’t know about you, but I like to write at the computer, open a new Amazon package, surf the internet, watch Netflix, read blogs, dream of having a Tesla… the list goes on.

We really could all do with a little less — less stuff, less stress, less stimulation, less noise.

It’s not easy to do, but it is worth it.

Choosing less gives me more control and a clearer head.

A lot of it means owning less stuff but there’s — ironically — more to it than that. Having less lets me be flexible. It allows me to have a good account of what I have, own, and use.

Most importantly, choosing less gives me more.

It gives me more time to do what I love. It gives me more money. It gives me more freedom.

And that’s what I want to explore in this project: How can I help us do more by choosing less?

This post adapted is from a weekday newsletter I wrote in April 2018, Choose Less.