More people than ever are becoming curious about minimalism. Also known as simple living, or minimalist living, minimalism isn’t just about eliminating physical objects from your life; at its core, it’s about removing anything that isn’t adding value to your life. In doing this, you create more space for the things that will.
A beautiful concept in theory, but how does one go about establishing a minimalist lifestyle?
One of the key starting points is to identify why you want a simpler life. Chances are that something specific is spurring you to seek out minimalism. Whether you’d like to focus more on self-care, to travel more, to reassess your career or to simply cultivate more “me time,” knowing your motivations will help to guide you on your new adventure.
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.Richard Holloway
Modern culture has bought into the lie that the good life is found in accumulating things—in possessing as much as possible. They believe that more is better and have inadvertently subscribed to the idea that happiness can be purchased at a department store.
But they are wrong. Embracing minimalism brings freedom from the all-consuming passion to possess. It steps off the treadmill of consumerism and dares to seek happiness elsewhere. It values relationships, experiences, and soul-care. It lets us see all that we already have and reminds us to be grateful.
Embracing minimalistic living will change your life for the better, giving you much needed time and space to pursue things that actually matter.