By getting rid of stuff you don’t need, budgeting your income and expenses, there will be many more possibilities to choose from. Living with less and cutting your costs can enable you to take sabbaticals, or mini-retirements as they’re called nowadays, to travel, study or be at home with your kids. With less gadgets and appliances there are less maintenance costs. Not being overwhelmed with clutter can help you to find out what’s important for you in life and to find the root cause of problems, not only the symptoms. Self-discipline is an important skill when it comes to making changes and reaching goals. Resilience is helpful when coping with setbacks, stress and adversity. Exit the rat race. Improve your health and refresh your skills.