What is Minimalism and what does being a Minimalist mean? As we live our lives, we tend to accumulate a lot of things. There’s always the idea to own more and obtain all the things we want. But if we spend some time to think about all those items, we soon realize that acquiring all those items won’t make us happy. If anything, it leads to more clutter and stress. Which is why it can be a great idea to become a minimalist.
What is Minimalism?
Minimalism encourages you to live only with the items you need, those that serve a purpose. It encourages you to remove useless items that don’t have any benefit to you or anyone in your life. It’s something intentional, and it allows you to think clearly and with a true purpose in mind.
How can you become a minimalist?
The great thing about Minimalism is that everyone can embrace this movement. It all comes down to changing your mindset and finding a way to focus only on those things you really need. Sure, we all want to own a lot of items, but do we really need them? Once you embrace Minimalism, you get to think twice about the usefulness of every item in your home.
What are the benefits of Minimalism?
Less stress and expenses
When you’re a minimalist, you are spending less money because you’re buying only the stuff you really need. On top of that, you also get to experience less stress, since you plan your expenses and you’re not pressuring yourself to spend more all the time.
You are more productive
Cluttered rooms tend to make you less productive. A minimalist home helps protect the environment, and you also get to feel more productive without all that clutter. In the end, it just allows you to set the right example for your kids, while also making it easy to get the job done all the time.
Owning higher quality items
Another great advantage of Minimalism is the fact that you can start spending money on higher quality stuff. You’re not focused on quantity anymore, instead you pay more attention to quality. Stuff like that really matters, and it can make a huge difference in the long run.
Your home is more visually appealing
What do you like more, a home that’s very well organized, or one filled with clutter? Obviously a Minimalism home looks a lot better, and it just conveys a better experience for everyone. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to switch towards Minimalism and finally remove all the unwanted clutter and useless items from your home.
While switching to Minimalism is no small feat, the truth is that it will help you a lot. It will make it easier to appreciate all those things you own, and you get to choose the items you love, instead of spending money on everything that seems remotely interesting. It also switches your lifestyle and it makes it.
Its work in progress
I’ve been a minimalist for over 3 years now and have managed to cut down by only buying things that serve a purpose. It’s not about having an empty house or no nice things, but instead, it’s about being intentional about what you do have and that every item serves a purpose. I’ve been slowly working through each room in my house and anything that doesn’t serve a purpose in my life I’ve just sold or given it away. It’s also made me more intensional about what I buy and in turn, has helped me to save money and pay off debt. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone as I’m sure there are elements of your lives that could benefit you.
Some resources to find out more…
The Minimalists – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and Netflix films.
Simple Lionheart Life – A blog dedicated to helping you simplify and declutter your home and your life.