is a way to put a stop to the greediness of the world around us.
It’s the opposite of every advertisement we see plastered on the radio and
TV. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff;
we eat up consumerism, material possessions, clutter, debt, distractions
we don’t seem to have is any meaning left in our world.
adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order
to focus on what you do need.
known for first hand how little we actually need to survive.. This experience
taught me valuable lessons about what really matters and how little we
really need all this stuff we surround ourselves with.
Less is more.
a minimalist lifestyle is reducing.
There are a few obvious benefits
of minimalism such as less cleaning and stress, a more organized household and
more money to be found, but there are also a few deep, life-changing
we don’t usually realize is that when we reduce, we reduce a lot more than
just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions:
1. Create room for what’s important
we purge our junk drawers and closets we create space and peace. We lose
that claustrophobic feeling and we can actually breathe again. Create the room
to fill up our lives with meaning instead of stuff.
2. More freedom
accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are
always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Let it go and
you will experience a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed,
debt, obsession and overworking.
3. Focus on health and hobbies
you spend less time at Home accessories shops trying unsuccessfully to
keep up with the Joneses, you create an opening to do the things you love,
things that you never seem to have time for.
is always saying they don’t have enough time, but how many people really stop
and look at what they are spending their time doing?
could be enjoying a day with your kids, hitting up the gym, practicing
yoga, reading a good book or traveling. Whatever it is that you love you
could be doing, but instead you are stuck at shopping for more stuff.
4. Less focus on material possessions
the stuff we
surround ourselves with is merely a distraction, we are filling a
void. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy comfort. After the initial
comfort is satisfied, that’s where our obsession with money should end.
are bombarded by the media presenting promises of happiness through
materialistic measures. It’s no wonder we struggle everyday. Resist
those urges. It’s an empty path, it won’t make you happy.
hard not to get roped into the consumerism trap. I need constant reminders that
it’s a false sense of happiness. I enjoy stuff, but I also recognize
that I don’t need it.
5. More peace of mind
we cling onto material possessions, we create stress because we are always
afraid of losing these things. By simplifying your life you can lose your
attachment to these things and ultimately create a calm, peaceful mind.
less things you have to worry about, the more peace you have, and it’s as
simple as that.
6. More happiness
de-cluttering your life, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate
towards the things that matter most. You see clearly the false promises in all
the clutter, it’s like a broken shield against life’s true essence.
will also find happiness in being more efficient, you will find
concentration by having refocused your priorities, you will find joy by
enjoying slowing down.
7. Less fear of failure
you look at Buddhist monks, they have no fear, and they have no fear because
they don’t have anything to lose.
whatever you wish to pursue doing you can excel, if you aren’t plagued
with the fear of losing all your worldly possessions. Obviously, you need
to take the appropriate steps to put a roof over your head, but also know that
you have little to fear except fear itself.
8. More confidence
entire minimalist lifestyle promotes individuality and self-reliance. This will
make you more confident in your pursuit of happiness.