Published on December 15, 2016
1. In 2014, I met travelers who advocated for a simpler and minimalist lifestyle. Hippies, corporate executives… the advice was the same: › If you want to experience true freedom get rid of your stuff. I took their advice, and quit my corporate job to travel. Here are some of the benefits I’ve enjoyed in the past 18 months.
2. Eliminating expensive and regular payments like rent, frees up my budget for travel. Giving up my corporate job freed up my schedule to make travel possible even on a whim. › I can bring work with me via my laptop, phone, tablet.
3. I moved in the spring of 2016 to settle in a small apartment. Took me one trip to move all my things, since I barely had anything to move. Unpacking was also a breeze.
4. Eliminating or reducing rent by downsizing frees up money for more than just leisure travels. Also frees up money for: › A car (every road trip needs one!) › Owning your own home › Going back to school › Funding a business
5. Life is less stressful when your happiness isn’t measured in material terms. Giving up my pets (much as I love them) also gave me the freedom to live life carefree. Chose to keep just one cat, since cats are more independent and low maintenance.
6. Minimalism doesn’t always have to mean giving up your job, home, and pets. Keep your apartment organized and clutter free. Plenty of space to move furniture around, for sleepovers, for playing motion-video games, setting up a home office, even playing fetch with the dog.
7. Embracing a more minimalist lifestyle has freed me physically and financially to pursue dreams I wasn’t able to pursue before. Letting go of my possessions also allowed me to hold on to far more valuable things in life, like experiences, and great people. Read the full article here.
8. Alexis Chateau is the founder and managing partner of Alexis Chateau LLC. She brings 10 years of experience to the PR firm as a writer, editor, and PR specialist. Chateau holds an associate’s degree in the arts, and a bachelor’s in business.
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