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.
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.
Back in 2014 I got into reading in a big way. Before that, I had really only been interested in the occasional romance thriller. I think having to read books I absolutely hated in high school kind of killed the idea of reading for me for a decade. Anyway, I started finding books that were talking about downsizing, living a more simple life, and all of the freedom in it. I didn’t realize it at the time, but these books were laying the groundwork for what would be one of the biggest changes our family would make that would save our finances and our marriage. Here are the books that started it all…
So I think there are a lot of preconceived notions around what minimalism is exactly. Sometimes people have this idea that in order to be a minimalist you have got to live in a studio apartment and only wear white. Or black. The thing is, anyone can be a minimalist, in any size house, with any type of wardrobe, and it can be a total life-changer and income saver! I wanted to share with you how adopting a more minimalist way of living has allowed our family of 5 to increase our income. Take what you will and apply what you can!