“We buy stuff we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like. The things you own end up owning you.” (Tweet This) The quote is hardcore, but the actual practice of minimalism can have a profound effect on your state of mind, career, personal time, and much more. Let’s go through the philosophy of minimalism, and exactly why it can improve happiness.
MINIMALISM IS NOT JUST MAKING SPACE IN YOUR HOME. IT’S MAKING SPACE IN YOUR HEAD.
Minimalism is nothing more that stripping away the unnecessary until you reach the essential. Our live are absolutely drowning in the unessential, and we can’t keep up. Our brains were really only developed to pick berries, find a mate, and stay safe: and we are only joking a little bit. Break down the most-travelled paths in life and you’ll find all of the above in different forms.
In modern society, it’s like we’re flooring the gas pedal on our brains 24/7. The tires are bald, the engine is smoking, and we wonder why we feel exhausted and unfulfilled all the time. Minimalism can help, but you need to be proactive.
YOU CAN PRACTICE MINIMALISM IN ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.
Our personal world is broken into three pillars: your mind, body, and life. Inside each of those contain areas that are ripe for improvement with minimalism. Everything from your finances to your kitchen utensils can be stripped down to what is necessary and nothing more. And when you only have to focus on what is necessary, it’s much easier for the most important things get special attention.
You will make much faster progress in your fitness program by primarily working on improving just three key metrics and exercises. You’ll get out the door effortlessly each morning if you have a bag that is always packed, a few outfits to choose from, and your breakfast and lunch pre-made. When you only use a few dishes each day, you’ll never have a full dirty sink. Your work and mental game will grow exponentially by plugging away at learning one skill and accomplishing one goal, every single day.
AFTER YOU MAKE THE MINIMALISM SWITCH, EVERYTHING BECOMES A BREEZE.
Have you ever had to move to another home or apartment? What a stressful feeling as stuff just keeps piling up from your closet, drawers, and boxes. Imagine knowing where you’ve placed every single item you own, how much shampoo you have left, what’s on your calendar for the next few weeks, and that everything can fit into your car.
Now of course, minimalism is not for everyone. Sometimes, the concept comes under fire for being only for the middle to upper class. You don’t need to keep a junk drawer when you can just drive to Target and pick up whatever you are missing. It works best for the single individual, but even couples with children who pursue this lifestyle see unbelievable benefits.
After adopting the minimal philosophy, you’ll begin to find it much easier to pursue new hobbies, save money, and just stay present in the moment. You’ll start spending more on experiences, not things. Soon, you’ll feel a little guilty when your friends are complaining about their money seeming disappearing each month, a trashed house that can’t stay clean, or never being able to stick to a goal. Then, they’ll make fun of you for living out of a backpack while you kick back and relax. Just send them here, maybe we’ll get another convert.
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