"One major finding is that spending money for an experience—concert tickets, French lessons, sushi-rolling classes, a hotel room in Monaco—produces longer-lasting satisfaction than spending money on plain old stuff. "
I stumbled upon an article called But Will It Make You Happy? back in 2010. It discussed the recession and the effects people felt after allocating funds they once spent on material things on hobbies and relationship-building activities. There was no mention of the word minimalism, but the research and interviews described it. It sounded amazing.
Later that day, I had forgotten the life-changing insights and continued to obsess about clothes, furniture, and keeping up appearances.
This article resurfaced again and I'm glad to see minimalism has manifested itself into my life. It's meant to happen.
Did you get rid of something recently? How did it feel?