Today I did something “crazy”!
I got rid of all my trophies.
As I get older, I find greater joy in having a more minimalist life.
In the last couple of months, I have been learning more about this lifestyle. Particularly, I found great value in watching “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” and “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things”.
My biggest takeaway was to hold your belongings (or what you want to buy) in your hands and ask yourself:
1. Does this give me joy?
2. Is this something that I would like to keep as part of my life going forward?
3. Does this add value to my life?
In the case of my trophies, I felt joy. They were a nice reminder of my accomplishments. And for a long time, I thought that I wanted to keep them as a symbol of motivation to accomplish my future goals. But when I asked, “Do they really add value to my life?” The answer was, “No!” So I donated them. It feels great!
You don’t have to get rid of your things if you don’t want to. But ask yourself those three questions. Maybe they can help you to keep moving forward, but much lighter.