One movement or trend that helps eliminate the “paradox of choice” is minimalism. Minimalism, in the words of a popular blogger, “is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” (http://www.theminimalists.com/minimalism/)
One way a well-known minimalist, Ryan Nicodemus, started transformation into minimalism was to throw a packing party (http://www.theminimalists.com/packing/). Essentially, he boxed up all of his belongings, and then gradually removed only the items he needed to use for the next three weeks. The majority of his belongings were still in the boxes at the end of 21 days, at which time he got rid of all of it.
Engage in a thought experiment for a moment: imagine packing all of your belongings away, and then only removing what you would actually use for the next three weeks—only the clothing you would actually wear, only the books you would actually read, etc. At the end of three weeks, everything left in the boxes is discarded. Would this be a positive or a negative development in your life? What would be the benefits or advantages of dramatically paring down your material possessions? What would you miss?