Less is more: why you should become a minimalist

What is minimalism? Some people picture a minimalist as someone living in a tiny house with little furniture and blank walls. Having fewer possessions can be a part of minimalism, but the true concept of minimalism is removing unnecessary things from your life so you can make room for the people, passions, and activities that are important to you.

“Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.” Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus (http://www.theminimalists.com/)

Here are some benefits of living a minimalist lifestyle:

  1. Save money. By purchasing only the necessities you can cut away unnecessary expenses and keep money in your wallet.
  2. Save time. The more commitments you make, the more times you say “yes” when you really wanted to say “no,” the less time you have for yourself. By making a conscious decision to make time for what’s important, you’ll have more time to do the things you love.
  3. Less stress. Having less stuff means less clutter and distractions, and more inner peace and happiness.
  4. Better focus and clarity. Determining what is important in your life allows you to focus on the activities and habits that are important to you: spending time with family and friends, eating healthy, exercising, drawing, reading, etc.

 

To learn more about minimalism, check out the links below!

Minimalist Living:

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

http://www.theminimalists.com/

http://midwaysimplicity.com/

http://mnmlist.com/

http://www.lifeedited.com/

Minimalist Fashion:

http://theproject333.com/

http://www.un-fancy.com/

Minimalist Tips:

http://availiasvision.hubpages.com/hub/Tips-For-Becoming-a-Minimalist

http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/minimalist-hacks-to-maximize-your-life?crlt.pid=camp.L4RCKUq4oG0W#.buz5gG3Xe

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/top-8-benefits-living-minimalist-lifestyle.html

One comment on “Less is more: why you should become a minimalist”

  1. In our generation today we get attached to material things not because they make us happy, but because they make work easier, and so we get lazier. I agree on the items you’ve pointed out. Simplicity would really offer us to value what matters the most in life.

    Cheers!

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