The art of minimalism has been slowly but surely taking the interests of people.
It can be incorporated not just in how we ‘tidy up’ or design our home, but also in the way we dress. It can even be applied to intangible items such as how we spend our time, or in the relationships that we currently have.
Starting this lifestyle would require drastic changes to most of us. It could involve giving up on a lot of things (and people).
But eventually, the pros would outnumber the cons. After all, these changes would clear up not just your home but your mind as well.
Simply speaking, minimalism revolves around living with only the things you need and feel happy about.
I think it’s safe to say all of us are praying that 2021 is a less horrifying year than 2020. In fact, at this point I think the only resolution anyone will really have is to not go totally insane. Personally, I have stopped setting resolutions a while ago. At least stopped setting them in the traditional sense. However, one thing that I think we are all in control of is how we feel about ourselves. Which is what got me thinking about affirmations. So many people think they are BS (and I get why) and others try them out and they don’t really stick. That’s why I wanted to share a little information that can really help anyone speak better about themselves in 2021 and how to do it in a more effective way.
I think there is oftentimes this misconception that you don’t get to be an “outdoorsy” person while also caring about your appearance. If I may, I would like to request that this silly belief be put to an end right now. Over the years, I have definitely learned to simplify my makeup routine into a more minimalist style, and I definitely simplify it even more before hiking or backpacking. I’m not suggesting we all haul along a celebrity-sized makeup kit on our hiking adventures. What I am saying is that there are some sneaky ways to keep up appearances while spending most of your time in nature. Here is a look into some of the best products and hacks for applying minimal makeup when camping or hiking — and don’t worry, it won’t take up much room in your backpack!
I wasn’t always a naturally organized person. In fact, I would be whatever you would call the exact opposite. Borderline hoarder over here. However, I have found the amazing mental and physical benefits that can be gained from being a more organized person. Of course, this isn’t something that will just happen overnight. I get that. That’s why I put together this list of tried and true methods for slowly shifting from a messy hoarder into an organized person.
Lately, I have realized that my desire to turn the TV on has almost completely disappeared. In fact, I have found that the idea of turning the TV on actually makes me feel anxious. I sat down recently and really brainstormed how this has taken place. After all, I didn’t intentionally stop watching so much TV. It just sort of happened. Because of this, I have found more time on my hands, I see more connection in our family and marriage, and have cultivated more creativity in my life. Since our family has seen massive benefits from less screen time, I put together a mix of 18 different strategies you can put into play in your own home that will help you watch less TV this year and just maybe start living a bigger, bolder life.
When I started my minimalist journey, it was mostly because I became hyper-aware of how much I had let stuff dictate my life and how I saw my own worth as a person. Living your life for things won’t get you very far, especially when there is always some new cool thing you want. It’s a vicious cycle of spending and unhappiness. However, as I began practicing minimalism in every area of my life, I began finding that along with it, I was gaining more mental and spiritual clarity. I was less stressed and had developed a bigger vision for what I wanted from my life. It’s insane how much minimalism can affect our brains and mental health for the better. Here are a few ways you can make massive change today.