Minimalist Teen's Guide to Minimalism
Define your life's plan

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My Life's Plan

Answer these questions to get a better understanding of your own values and beliefs.
Need an example? Check out my answers for my personal plan.
I included these answers (some of which are extremely personal) in order to share what one’s thoughts may be to The Minimalist’s profound questions. It definitely took me a while and a lot of self-reflection to come up with these answers…
What is standing in the way of my musts?
Self image.
Peer acceptance.
Lots of work…
A mindset of productivity.
Simplifying my life.
When did I give so much meaning to my possessions?
When I saw my peers and all their possessions. Approximately 6th grade.
I started shopping more and caring about what I wore.
From there, the media fed into wanting more possessions.
My family and my relationships.
My happiness.
Why am I discontented?
I don’t feel productive and like I am making a difference in the world.
I feel like I am not going to live up to my parents and my own expectations.
I feel unhappy with how my room is and how my family is.
I feel unhappy with myself.
I feel sad a lot for some reason.
I am confused.
Who is the person I want to become?
I want to be someone who is happy. Someone who is friendly with everyone and isn’t afraid to talk. Someone who doesn’t spend too much time getting ready in the morning. Someone who gets a lot of sleep and is well rested for a great day, everyday. Someone who succeeds in school and socially but also emotionally. Someone who does not cry everyday. Someone who has their life together and other people look at her and think they want that also. Someone people look up to and go to for help. Someone who is successful.
How will I define my success?
I will define my success through my happiness. Me succeeding is when I am emotionally steady and grounded. Grateful and in good terms with myself in others. Stable financially and having a positive impact on the world around me. With other people who are helping to change the world.
How will my life improve if I own less stuff?
I will spend less time:
Getting ready in the morning. (picking out clothing, doing my makeup)
Worrying and thinking about what I don’t have. (shopping online or in person)
Cleaning up after myself. (my messes)
Cleaning up clutter.
I will have more time to:
Focus on the inside.
To grow spiritually.
Practice mindfulness.
I will be more productive and get more sleep.
I will be happier.
Questions to Answer
Your Answers
What is standing in the way of my musts?
When did I give so much meaning to my possessions?
What is truly important in my life?
Why am I discontented?
Who is the person I want to become?
How will I define my success?
How will my life improve if I own less stuff?
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😲 Did You Know: The U.S. has 3.1% of the world’s children, but consumes 40% of the world’s toys.
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