The less you own, the less owns you
Do you ever feel like you are running from one task to another?
Are you multi-tasking to get things done and constantly in catch-up mode, mobile phone in hand, and answering email after email, and then suddenly it is time to feed the family and catch up on laundry?
The bigger the home you have, the more you might fill it!
Minimalism is owning fewer possessions.
It is intentionally owning less and removing their distraction so that you can focus on less.
It values relationships, experiences, and is food for the soul. It lets us see what we already have and reminds us to be grateful.
It is freedom from modern mania. It slows us down and offers us the freedom to disengage by only keeping the essentials.
What is a minimalist lifestyle?
It means living with things you really need. It means removing anything that distracts us from living with intentionality and freedom.
Minimalist living is the opposite of boring. It removes mundane activities that take away from spending time with our loved ones.
Once we rid ourselves of the unnecessary, we are able to decide what will define our lives.
Some might travel, some might learn new skills, and others will find themselves more involved in their families’ lives than ever before.
During the past 2 years, “travel” has been off the table for most of us, so perhaps it is a time to reduce the clutter and find ourselves.
Freedom from clutter
Becoming minimalist frees us to live a bigger life with a more passionate pursuit of our greatest purpose and goals.
It will also make you feel better, believe it or not. Read more here
What about all the sentimental things you feel you cannot give up, you might ask?
Remember,” less” is not the same as “none.”
Nobody should get rid of things that bring value to their life.
Most minimalists keep some sentimental items in their life… they just keep less than others.
Sometimes it is only a matter of taking extra furniture out of a home that makes it look more luxurious.
Many might miss the joy of minimalism because they are afraid to begin.
They fear if they “minimize” an item from their home, they might need it again.
We need less than we think
Begin by simply reducing the excess things that you own in your home.
For example, reduce the things you do have. If you have an oversupply of linen, get rid of half.
Take the time to declutter every cupboard in your home.
You might find that you have an abundance of cutlery, crockery, and clothes that you never use.
Why not give them to a good home instead? Charity shops are always in need of these good quality items.
Once you take that first step, you will start to experience the benefits of minimalism.
You will enjoy the refreshing feeling of less-cluttered cupboards, bedrooms, and living areas.
Soon, you will notice countless other things that can be reduced in your home.
Before you know it, you will have made significant progress in your journey towards a more simplified life.
Food for thought?
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