“Less is better.”Recently I got kind of into minimalism. I discovered lots of benefits. I got inspired to start getting into minimalism. I have wanted to start for quite some time now. But the struggle for me was that it against the standards of modern society. I didn’t want to be different. That’s going to change now. Because you shouldn’t care about modern day society, it is the most awful society that ever lived. Today I am going to share the ideas of minimalism, and why you and I should be doing this.
The power of MinimalismMinimalism: a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. It is the power to simplify living.
With a minimalism lifestyle I mean doing less and having less possessions. We all know that possessions are not going to make us happy. And if we keep remembering that every day, we will enjoy more of things we have. Despite this, living the minimalism lifestyle is going to make you do less and be more aware of every part of life. You will have to cut watching television and Netflix. You will have to cut playing angry birds ( a game were I am the best in ;) ). But just imagine what you will get in return for it. A healthy lifestyle. A better you. A relaxed you. Go ahead, close your eyes and think about how you life would look like when you will do 50% less. And if you feel anxiety coming up, you are really trapped in this society. But you can change that by caring less about others and more about you. If you feel happier while thinking about minimalism, keep that feeling because as it turns out you will become happier. As this study shows. Buying things aren’t going to make you feel fulfilled but all commercials are playing into it. Society keeps us thinking we have to get more and more. Although less is really better. Because things aren't going to make you happy, people will. My advice is to read more about think about it. About how you can apply it to your life. And apply it then at your life. You will be amazed about the wonders it will give you.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. - Socrates -
How to start minimalismSo if you want to start minimalism. Which I do recommend. Why not start now. I am going to help you with that so here are three steps to get started.
Step one: Brainstorm. Everybody wants to apply minimalism in their own way. And you have got to find your way. Make a mind map about minimalism. And that your style of it is. Do you want to keep valuable items that’s okay. If it is valuable to you keep it. If it is not valuable, then don’t keep the thing.
Step two: Show interest. Read about minimalism. For example, watch ‘Minimalism: A documentary about the important things.’. If you get to know the subject , you will learn more and more ways to apply it to your life.
Step three: Start applying. Be aware of what you are buying. But also about start doing less and be more aware. Because our addiction to succes is so unnecessary. Because doing less makes your life more useful. You will start enjoying life more and more :)
Hopefully I inspired you to get to know more of minimalism. And maybe apply it to your life. Let me know what you think of minimalism down below! And have a great day :)