Minimalist LifeStyle: A life-changing step

Minimalist LifeStyle: A life-changing step
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Minimalism means living with things we really need. That means removing all those things that distract us from living with intentionality and freedom. On its surface, minimalism is about owning fewer possessions, about owning minimum stuff. But it’s actually far more than that when we start to talk about it. 

We define minimalism as the intentional promotion of the things that we value the most. In this way, minimalism is about intentionality. We live in a world where we see 5,000 advertisements every single day, and every single advertisement calls for our attention and its call for our affection. Minimalism is about rejecting those messages and taking back control of our lives and being intentional with our time and our money and our energy. Minimalism is also Counter-Cultural. Our society praises excess and over-consumption of everything. Minimalism is all about rejecting that idea; it’s about recognizing that excess actually carries with it a burden. 

Minimalism is about realizing that our life was designed and created for something far greater than that. There are far better places to find our happiness and our fulfilment. And it’s about rejecting possessions, it’s about removing those distractions, and pursuing more of our values. This is minimalism. it’s about more than owning less. Minimalism is about taking back control over our lives. It’s about rediscovering and finding a greater purpose, a greater passion, and discovering a greater life than we ever thought imaginable. 

Minimalism is totally like a guidebook for us, that can assist how we find freedom from all our restricted zones and duplicity. These are the top  benefits of minimalism:-

1. Saves money

So on that note, minimalism means just buying those things that we really need and then occasion buying those things that we want but not buying those things that we want excess and doing so we save money. Now, personally, I choose to append that some of that save money on traveling, which brings me back to point number one: it’s the fond memories and connections. I made while traveling that have brought me some of the most joyous moments in life, not material things.

2. Helps the environment

 less consumption means less waste, and by recycling and donating those things that we no longer need, that means someone else can benefit from it, which means there are going to be buying less of the stuff and less waste yet again. So, with minimalism, we truly believe there is less of an environmental impact.

3. Removes emotional baggage

 you know one of the things you learned that wasn’t just the clutter in your life. There was the thing getting in the way of you, living the life you truly wanted to live. Remember that organized clutter is still cluttered. It’s often what you hold on to that holds back from improving your lives. So don’t carry around what you no longer need, whether it’s in your pocket, in your home, or in your heart.

4. Relieves stress and clears the mind

 now, this is not just anecdotal. Studies are showing us that there is a direct correlation between the number of possessions that somebody has and the amount of stress that they experience. So, in other words, having more stuff means you are made more prone to being anxious and then you feel that your mind is more at ease and adopting this new lifestyle. And we think it’s because less of your mental energy is focused on doing those things you feel or you need to do. Like cook, clean, read and now you can focus more on doing those things you truly want to do. 

5. Frees up time

so, on that note then, more of your time spent doing the things, you really love, like working on your hobbies or spending time with your friends and family. If you were to compare this to your previous self, you were spending all your time. Going to stores or online shops to buy the latest greatest next best things.

6. Promote cleanliness

have you ever considered that maybe you don’t need to be more organized like you always thought maybe all you really needed was less stuff. Less stuff means easier to clean, less to organize, less to store, and generally less mess.

7. Increase productivity

 possessions consume more of our time than we realize. Since adopting this practice, my productivity has multiplied considerably. 

8. Increase gratitude

 minimalism helps to attract the important things and less of the material things. In this way what you do have and if you are given something by somebody, you find that now you value it a lot more. It makes you realize just how little you need to be happy, and there really is beauty in that.

9. Sets you free

the last and the best one that is freedom from the comparison game. It feels like once we start consuming there is no end to the amount of the things that we could want and now you truly feel free from that burden. 

One of the main things that draw people into this lifestyle is this idea or the notion that happiness is increased or the quality of life is improved. Now, advertisements keep telling us that stuff will make us happy, but it’s only by having that we feel fulfilled, having that perfect man or woman, the luxurious car or house. Happiness is not having a lot of stuffs, its about being mentally happy.

Now, one of the most common mistakes I hear when minimalism is discussed is that in order to adopt the lifestyle or call yourself a ‘Minimalist’, you have to only own x number of possessions, or throw away x number of garbage. Bags of stuff, or that your apartment has to be clean white, and pristine, but one of the beauties about minimalism is that there kind if really is no definition. Minimalism is not a lack of something, but rather is the perfect amount of something.

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