“Less is more,” if someone told me this phrase 5 years ago I wouldn’t agree with him, and will immediately ignore it. Before I believed that the more items we owned the better, for instance I used to buy a lot of clothes, shoes, games, fragrance, books, that I barley used. With the amount of items started to accumulate in my room, I notice that my stress levels started to increases more and more with each unnecessary item I bring to my life.
When I moved to Tempe, the first thing I decided is to find a place where I can relax and forget and keep the stress away from me whenever I’m at my home. So I kind of made my own checklist including (natural sun light, minimalistic furniture, and keep what I only use on daily basis), with applying this checklist I managed to create my own place. And noticed that I barely encounter any stress. Also this rule apply on most of our daily activity, for instance getting dress, there is a quote by Coco Chanel says ” Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”, another daily activity where less is more is cooking, admitted we are all guilty of cooking so much food that gets tossed away, or putting too much salt while cooking, that end up ruining the dish.
In conclusion, I’m happy that I embraced this rule in my life. I cannot imagine what my life could be like if I was still accumulating a lot of unnecessary stuff and the amount of stress it could bring to my life, as if being an undergraduate student is not enough of stress.
Minimalist Living: When a Lot Less Is More: http://time.com/3738202/minimalism-clutter-too-much-stuff/
Femininity on Friday: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo: https://stilettostorytime.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/femininity-on-friday-the-gospel-according-to-coco-chanel-by-karen-karbo/