Do you find yourself full of respect for those people who live truly minimalist lifestyles? The people who go for long walks during the day, come home to small homes and cook simple meals so that they can enjoy a quiet evening together?
Sounds kind of ideal doesn’t it! And presumably, it must have taken a lot of time and work on their part to get to that point.
Well, not necessarily! Actually, few things could be simpler than adopting a minimalist lifestyle. In this post, we’re going to look at exactly how you can go about doing just that and start enjoying a more minimal life today!
The first thing you need is a mind shift. You need to change your mindset and learn that you don’t always have to push harder and further to be happy. What you need to be happy is right there in front of you and if you don’t agree, that’s because you’ve been misled by clever marketing.
You don’t need beautiful clothes, a sports car or a huge mansion to be happy. You just need your family and friends and some spare time. And that doesn’t cost anything. The more you chase after promotions so you can have more shiny things, the less time you’ll have to actually enjoy said shiny things.
This, of course, extends to your decor and this is a very tangible expression of a minimalist outlook. A good thing you can do today to start being more minimal then, is to take your belongings and reduce what’s on display by 60%. Sounds extreme? It may well be but once you do that, you’ll find that what’s left is only the most beautiful and most important to you, meaning your entire home will look much better. Better yet, it will now be very easy to clean and tidy. See how simpler is easier?
From there, you can begin to scale back. Cancel subscriptions to services you don’t need, address whether you really need the latest phone. Learn to appreciate the things you already have and try making the most of free time with your family and friends without necessarily having to spend a huge amount.
All this will move you closer to a minimalist lifestyle. As soon as it clicks, you can count yourself a member of the club!