It’s easy to live a life where you’re used to having a lot of baggage around, but having all the stuff around you don’t use has its own downsides. More often than not, you only end up finding that you have so much that’s covered in dust, or even eaten away by mold or moth larvae.
This is where minimalism comes in as a change in mindset or a way of life – and there are a lot of benefits that come along with it.
In fact, there are a lot of reasons for anyone to start making the change, such as the following (that you really need to know about right now):
1. No need to stress out when getting ready
If you’ve noticed that it takes a lot of time for you to get dressed, you might have also noticed that that most of the time spent “getting ready” comes from having to choose which clothes to wear.
If this is the case for you, there’s a good chance that you may have amassed too many to begin with, and the result is that you can’t make up your mind on anything at all.
2. You organize your stuff better
It’s not just your closet that’s stressing you out lately, or for some time now – it’s everything in your room, or even your whole home, that you can’t seem to arrange neatly.
There comes a point when there’s only so much that your place can store, and it’s time to start clearing away things that you haven’t used in a long time.
Embracing the minimalist lifestyle is a physical and mental “de-cluttering” of sorts. By clearing out all the things you don’t need, you focus your attention better on only the things that you do.
3. You get to make better decisions
By adopting a minimalist mindset to your room, your home, and other aspects of your life such as your social media presence, you learn that there’s so much that you have that needs more attention – and so many others that don’t.
You also stop impulse buying when you see the first instance of a sale, which is something your wallet is guaranteed to thank you.
Minimalism doesn’t necessarily mean living cheap, though this could also go that way – it means having only the stuff you really need and not having to buy all the time. This can mean investing in expensive, high-quality items that don’t break down so easily.
4. Minimalism lets you appreciate space
Once you’ve started clearing your living space (and in a way, your mind as well), you might be surprised to find that there was so much room in your home to begin with. Everything is wider and feels less cramped, and you can breathe and move around more easily because of this.
04 Mar 2019