And What You Will Have Less Of When You Embrace A Minimalist Lifestyle
There’s a skewed perception in the media today that downsizing is a painful necessity of those in hard financial straits and that smaller living and minimalism are about austerity and deprivation, not joy.
Minimalist living is not about deprivation.
“Oh does that mean you sleep on a mattress on the floor and just have milk crates and boxes for furniture?”
I was asked that recently by someone when mentioned that I was a minimalist. Wow.
Hey for some people living in a very simple minimalist apartment or space is the way they choose to express their minimalist lifestyle.
For others it may not be not this way.
I am not poor. I am not broke.
Minimalist living has become a core personal value to me. Much the same as some people value friendship and honesty and family.
Minimalist living isn’t just about getting rid of stuff, decluttering, getting organized and living in a trendy loft. These may be just extensions of minimalist living for some people.
A minimalist lifestyle isn’t about a certain design theme or style. Although a lot of people do enjoy the clean, simple openness that comes with minimalist interior design.
Minimalist living is a way of life.
It isn’t about the useless acquisition of stuff that does not add value to your life.
It is about understanding priorities and realizing what is truly important.
So what might you have less of when you come to embrace minimalist living?
I will list a few things but then I really want comments to help build the list.
- Less stress
- Less arguing about money
- Less clutter
- Less forgetfulness
- Less fatigue
Okay that’s is just a start. What else do people living a minimalist lifestyle have less of?
Please comment and help build the list. Thanks.
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