Starting a minimalist journey can feel overwhelming when you’ve lived your entire life amassing possessions and stuff around you. Suddenly reducing those items down to the essentials can feel like a totally impossible task.
So, is minimalism one more reason to live a boring life, especially when it involves losing most of the things you love? Well, the answer is no. Minimalism is so much more than living with less. It brings intention into your life. It allows you to clear your mental clutter, look at your spending habits and the way you live and ultimately be more aware and able to make changes in your life where needed.
You don’t need excess stuff to make you happy. You just need the important things, loving relationships, family time and your passions.
Here are some of the ways to live a minimalist life;
Get rid of clutter
Clutter, is one of the main causes for confusion and being unproductive. Clutter ranging from email clutters, social media notifications, table full of books can make life a little bit overwhelming. You can inculcate a minimalist lifestyle in your workplace and in your life by clearing your countertop & desk, and unsubscribing to emails you don’t need subscription to. This might not be easy, but you can start slow.
Clear your wardrobe
Minimalism in wardrobe can mean wearing simple outfits, maintaining fewer colour codes, getting rid of clothes you don’t need, or haven’t worn in years.
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook on his wardrobe and why he mainly wears the same clothes:
“I want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.”
Wearing monochrome colours can help you live the minimalist lifestyle.
Give time to what keeps you passionate
Living in a more minimalist way can create more free time, more money in your savings account, and a more purpose-filled life. Starting your minimalist journey can help clear your mind, save you tons of money, and will improve the quality of your life and those around you.
Minimalism is a lifestyle that you always want to keep. Living with less makes you happier, allows you to recognize the things that you truly value, and places the emphasis on enjoying experiences over possessions.