What’s the minimum amount you have to own to be happy?
I mean, seriously? Whats the minimum. List it down to find out. It’s different for everybody. Here’s my list as an example.
This is my target list of less than 100 items.
Notebook and Pen
Laptop (Later: Macbook Air maybe two years from now)
Phone (Later iPhone maybe two years from now)
iPod Touch (Recently acquired giving this away when I get an iPhone maybe 2-3 years from now)
1 work bag
1 bag for everything
Gray Works Shirt
Gray Work Shirt
White Work Shirt
Pink and White Work Shirt
Grayish Purple Shirt
Gray and White Tee
Light Gray Jeans
Dark Gray Jeans
Black and Brown Shoes
White and Gray Shoes
Underwear 12 Pairs
Socks 12 Pairs
The good news is that after a year I realized that I already own most of the things that I want. I’m not forcing myself to be content. I really am. Sometimes I doubt myself because of the marketing but I really am. I’m happy with what I have and in fact I’m trying to have even less because in my experience it’s less stressfull because less is manageable. It’s fun making the most out of a few things. I want to be able to live out of a bag. I’m about 90% there. What happens next? I wouldn’t know but I promise to tell you when I get there.
It’s almost Christmas. This is my list. What’s yours?