Every minimalism sales pitch has a common theme: Less means more. With less stuff, we can enjoy more space and time for what really matters. But minimalism almost always refers to cutting back on physical items that we can see and touch.
However, the minimalist concept of less means more can also apply to certain non-physical things.
This quote, from the blog bemorewithless by Courtney Carver, reminds us that, sometimes, the more there is for us to juggle, the harder it is to enjoy what’s there.
“When we try to juggle everything, we can’t enjoy anything.”
Coincidentally, Carver specializes in minimalism, and her book Project 333, is about minimalism particularly in items of clothing. But it’s in her quote on juggling many things that we realize another form of minimalism.
Clearly, it’s impossible for us to juggle every single thing without sacrificing our time and ability to enjoy each one. So, we must apply minimalism not just to the things we have, but also to the things we do. That way we have more time and space to enjoy the things that are.