Minimalism lifestyle is a new way of living your life with fewer burdens. A cleaner and clearer living environment helps us to focus and relax at the same time. In fact, you might be more stressful when you own more things because the possibility of your surrounding getting messy and cluttered is higher.
“Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfilment, and freedom.”
For a minimalist, less is always more. When you own less, you have more space for yourself and less mess to take care of. As we practice minimalism, we are actually breaking free from the burden of ownership. The most important thing is we can actually save up time we spend on cleaning or just looking for the stuffs we want.
12 benefits of being a minimalist :
1. Eliminate our discontent
2. Reclaim our time
3. Live in the moment
4. Pursue our passions
5. Discover our missions
6. Experience real freedom
7. Create more, consume less
8. Focus on our health
9. Grow as individuals
10. Contribute beyond ourselves
11. Rid ourselves of excess stuff
12. Discover purpose in our lives
Being minimal in life is an attitude and also a kind of life experience. When one is living a minimalism lifestyle, we will definitely think carefully before we spend on purchasing something new as it will take up our storage space.
However, human nowadays are over consuming and depleting Earth’s resources, perhaps by practising minimalism lifestyle as a new way of consuming will help us to sustain our future better.
What do you really need to keep yourself alive on Earth? Do you need 10 hand bags to survive? Or will you running out of breath if you do not purchase that extra pair of sport shoes?
So, maximise whatever you have now, donate the items that you do not use or need at all. Every sacrifice comes with a great reward. Make sure to clear up your mind too when you clear up the mess around you!
Here are 3 useful questions that you should ask yourself before getting rid of your belongings:
1. Is this your need or want?
2. When is the last time you use it?
3. When do you think you will use it again in future?
Good luck in decluttering guys!