Minimalists do encourage you to reduce the amount of stuff that you own though. Living with fewer possessions leaves you with more time for what is truly important in life. When your home is no longer full of knick knacks and junk you can lose that claustrophobic feeling you may be experiencing and actually breathe deeply in your soul again. Getting rid of your junk and other things that you do not need will help bring peace to your home. This peace brings you a clarity of mind that will help you focus your energy on what matters most to you.