Michael T Haas is an accomplished investor interested in renewable energy, agriculture and minimalism. The best way to get started on the path to minimalism is to go through a phase of self-awareness and self-realization. Think about what matters to you, what you need, and what you don’t. Unfortunately, today too many people spend all their time chasing new things. They don’t stop to think about the things they already have, yet this is exactly what you should do. From clothes that we can’t remember wearing to an old laptop that is no longer in use, we all have things of minimal value to us that could be of great help to someone else.
Being a minimalist doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of the majority of your belongings. You can start with a challenge in which you pack some of the things and try to live without them. It is perfectly okay if you realize that you actually do need some of the things you thought you could do without.
Once you go through the phase of self-realization, create a specific plan. Use your time to get closer to living the minimalistic lifestyle. Take one step at a time and do not rush. Pick a day to go through your clothes. Try separating them into what you wear all the time and what you don’t need. Test if you have to. Take a break for a few days and then do the same with your furniture. Continue going through your home until you declutter it completely, even if it does take some time. This is one of the critical steps to attaining minimalism.
Finally, get to action and get rid of the things that you don’t need just like Michael T Haas would do.