I got rid of my Spotify.

So I can save and spend money elsewhere.

“flatlay photography of wireless headphones” by Malte Wingen on Unsplash

Whilst passively looking for ways to save time, money and energy, I came to a conclusion that I don’t need it anymore. Here are my reasons why:

  1. I’ve lived for many years without a headphone(or earphone) on my ears. I can sure live for more years without them.
  2. I would rather spend it on something else more important. Such as my injury preventative training.
  3. Audiobooks and e-books. They carry more value to me than music. I love music, but I wouldn’t mind taking a pause from that during my transit. If I may listen to music en route to, driving or being in passenger seat would be my preferred place to do it.
  4. I’m starting to get sick of my music. I listen to nearly every genre out there. -And changing my playlists gets on my nerves. It takes too much time and energy. I want to focus that time on something else.

This story isn’t to get you to unsubscribe to Spotify. Not at all. If you love their service, by all means continue your subscription. This is to let you know that there are things we are constantly paying for that we may not need at all! Such as Spotify and Netflix! I would speak more about this, but that’s another story to tell. (be on the lookout for my post about my relationship with Netflix).

As I’m typing this, I’m carefully thinking of ways to reduce my mobile phone, internet and food. Our monthly expenses piles up and experiencing a jump-scare from that isn’t at all pleasant. As a self-proclaimed minimalist, I believe it’s important we think about these financial expenses often. -Because it takes time and energy to earn them.. For the most part.


Thank you for reading this! I hope I opened you up to another way of thinking. Please feel free to drop a comment and/or engage with me on my social media channels. Tweet me (at) @emcervas or DM me on Instagram (at) @mcervas. Once again, thank you!