What is streamlined?

Spend more time doing the things you love, and less time doing the things you don’t.

It sounds simple enough doesn’t it? But for some reason or another we don’t do it. From the moment we wake up we are being bombarded with decisions and choices, what clothes to wear, which breakfast to eat, what shows to watch, which phone to buy, what websites to visit. We get bogged down by it all. How many of these choices really matter to you? Is the iPhone 7 going to change your life that much more than the 6? By focusing on what you care about the most, you can remove a lot of the time (and stress) you waste in life.

Being streamlined is all about living an intentional life, about identifying what really matters the most to you, and spending more time on those things. Minimalism is something that I have been really interested in for quite a while now, and the steps I’ve taken have definitely improved my life- but I couldn’t commit to it all. My partner is not a minimalist. We both value spending our money on experiences over possessions, but we get value out of making our house feel ‘homely’. We have art on the walls, photos of friends and family, scented candles, little trinkets that we have picked up that remind us of the things we’ve done and places we’ve seen and I’m happy to have these things in our life. For me, it’s not about how many possessions you have, but more about how much importance you assign to them.

Your time is the most valuable thing you have, so why waste it?