I’m a minimalist for a year and nine months. I’ve been blogging about the process to minimal life. I’m going to organize my records and make it into a video. Before I show you the process of emptying. I’m going to open my room before I meet Minimal Life. This is my former room where I used to relieve stress through consumption and collection. So I took the chance to get into the minimal life and start emptying things step by step. 1. something in full use The first thing I threw away was that we used it up but nobody threw it away. I could enjoy the pleasure of being emptied with relatively easy things to give up. It was at this step when I threw away the most things. 2. Something similar in purpose Unlike the first stage, which did not require much consideration, we should think about our own. First, check for similar clothes, shoes, bags, etc. Just as a clean cloth can replace kitchen gloves, coasters, and dish drying rack, we should consider whether we can tie up the use of things. It’s also time for me to reflect on my past spending habits, whether I’ve bought anything else under the pretext of stress or sales. 3. What I don’t need anymore I was more greedy about emptiness after going through two stages. So I started organizing things that I don’t want to empty out. items with memories of the trip, hard-purchased interior props, etc. Most of the things we used to call ‘pretty waste’ as a joke. From now on, it’s not about throwing away, it’s about leaving something precious to me. I was able to think about my taste and make sure of it. 4. Even precious to me I don’t think it’s right to stick to things just because they’re ‘precious to me’. so I have the idea that something that’s important to me can be emptied one day. I once emptied the camera that I cared about but didn’t use often and the memory box that I collected gradually since elementary school. I often hear people say that it’s hard to give up things. In the previous video, I mentioned small tips such as “1IN1OUT” and “a temporary empty box”, In fact, I don’t think “how” is important. “Why” do I want to empty my stuff? “Why” do I want to be different? “Why” did I choose Minimal Life among the countless ways of life? I think the questions are the first ones. You can think about yourself and find a way and speed that fits you. If you adjust to someone else’s speed, you get dissatisfied with your situation. “I live with my family, so I can’t do that”, “because of my job, I can’t leave things like that.” Minimal Life is about direction, not methodology. so I don’t think there’s a set answer or end. Put the hesitating stuff in first. Practice it as gradually as you can, starting with what you can now. What you’ve experienced through emptiness is not lost. neat surroundings and mind freedom away from unnecessary consumption The relaxation that permeates our daily lives naturally causes us to continue emptying. I hope we can be together at our own way and speed. Thank you for listening to the long story.