How to Live a Minimalist Lifestyle
If you want to live a more minimalist lifestyle to try and simplify your life I applaud your decision. You are going against the mainstream in doing this.
The mainstream says that more is better. Be busy all the time. Spend your money on useless stuff.
Those of us who enjoy minimalist living eschew this philosophy.
We want more time for ourselves and those close to us.
We know that less is more.
We may like certain items but they have meaning and purpose.
It is okay to be quiet and still.
So what is it about living a minimalist lifestyle that appeals to you?
I encourage you to examine your personal core values. Are your really ready to make some wholesale changes to your current lifestyle?
You may have to dig deep in order to do this. To let go of certain ingrained beliefs you have about what life is supposed to look like.
So what is a minimalist lifestyle?
It is different things to different people.
Here are some of what minimalist living is to me:
- Less is more
- No clutter; A place for everything and everything in its place
- Finding beauty in nature
- Caring about the environment
- Living within my means
- knowing that stuff does not make me happy
I have more time, more money, more space, more contentedness, and more health because of my minimalist lifestyle.
How Do I Start To Live A Minimalist Lifestyle?
If you feel that minimalist living is for you, I advise you to start slow. You cannot become a minimalist in practice overnight. It is a lifestyle that is ongoing. Your minimalist life will look and be different than mine. You get to choose how you want to do this.
Here is how you can start living your minimalist lifestyle.
Get rid of needless stuff. Start with one room and concentrate on that room. Be ruthless.
Donate it, sell it or toss it. Then move on to another room.
Keep only what is truly essential. If it serves a real purpose then it stays. It can even be for aesthetic purposes. I have wall art. I just like looking at it.
Keep doing this. There is no end to this process. Keep at it until you are satisfied with the amount of stuff you have. Some go so far as identify a number of items they allow themselves to live with. You can try this approach to minimalist living if you think it will work for you.
This only covers your stuff. There is so much more to living a minimalist lifestyle and we will go into those items next time.
- Your budget and spending
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- Your health
- The environment
- Time management
So what does living a minimalist lifestyle mean to you?
What draws you to minimalist living?
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