Minimalist design has been trendy recently although it’s a concept that’s been in use for centuries.
It’s everywhere in the mainstream channels, Netflix documentaries, and it’s utilized in a variety of industries, including fashion food, design beauty, technology housing, and much more.
However, when the dust of hype settles What do you mean by a minimalist life?
Minimalists have traditionally been associated with design and art notions. However, the term has evolved to encompass much more than that.
A minimalist life is about choosing what is most important in your life and then having the determination to remove the other things. If you get rid of the useless things, you are freeing your time and energy to focus on the aspects that really matter to you in life. It’s easier to be less.
Modern life is far from minimalist. Maybe you’re a mediumist or maximalist?
With all the demands around us, it is often it difficult to find enough time and space to appreciate the little things in life like time spent with loved ones, engaging in exercise, becoming creative cooking, or doing nothing.
We’re caught up by digital, physical and mental clutter. It leads to increased anxiety as well as general discontentment.
This isn’t just my personal opinion. The scientific evidence suggests that clutter can increase cortisol levels and can disrupt focus.
Minimalism can help you avoid the state of overload.
This is the broad overview of a minimalist life There’s much more to this idea.
In the remaining portion of this post I will dissect the minimalist lifestyle and the myths surrounding minimalist living, and conclude with different definitions of minimalist living.
The life-changing advantages of having a an uncluttered mindset (including some instances)
“More” is the thing we’re facing as a species. The ever-present desire to have more is what we refer to as “The The More Virus”.
We tend to associate more with the status of security, status, and control. However, the more externally you want, the more you distance yourself from your self, and the more you’re likely to lose.
Instead of thinking about how more would help you feel better Minimalism can help you take a step back and focus on the small things instead.
If you’re just starting out but have the capacity to go far using what you have.
Smaller people are more agile and flexible, and more adaptable to change.
When you’re young and have less responsibilities and commitments. This frees you to enjoy more enriching experiences and less stress.
If you’re a small company, you’re constrained by your limitations, which means you’re not able to create opportunities to develop and make breakthroughs.
When you’re young it’s easier to take greater risk.
Beautiful is small.
If you’re large however you’re dead weight and you aren’t able move as swiftly as you’d like.
If you’re a big company it’s necessary to make more choices.
When you’re large you’re less likely to adapt.
When you’re large you’re more likely to lose.
Being small and remaining tiny can be a challenge. It is about battling social pressures and ad campaigns to preserve your independence. It’s about being satisfied with the less. It also means that you are confident of what you have. The minimalist approach.
Below are some examples of those who have mastery over the art of the small and are better off because of it.
More money, more problems
Colin Wright, the founder of Exile Lifestyle, ran a branding studio in LA that earned him $150,000 annually. However he was offered an even higher salary from an additional company. However, instead of doing what many of us do and pursue the huge bucks, Colin made a drastic lifestyle change , and became a self-published author.
This new path of work allowed him to move to the same country for four months and comfortably pay his family with as little as $3000 per year. He is now enjoying more joy and freedom than in the past when he earned five times what the current position.
No car, no problem
Leo Babauta, his wife and six kids went small and walked away from their family vehicle. After moving cities, they made a conscious decision to purchase the house closest to public transportation. The family of eight took the train, bus rides, walk and ride everywhere. They saved money while improving their overall health. In addition, a car-free lifestyle gives you more memories.
“Walking is an amazing experience. It’s free, yet, you breathe fresh air, meet people, look at the natural world, visit the restaurants and stores, and homes and even plants you could never find in the car. You get in great shape. My four-year-old can run for miles, and sing along with it. She climbs hills. – Leo Babauta, Zen Habits
Resize your home and life
Joshua Becker and his family lived their lives in the American Dream. They bought a 2-story 2200 sq ft house to live their lives. However, once Joshua began to adopt a minimalist approach 3 more years after, they were able to purchase a home smaller than half its size, and cut their mortgage costs in the process. In addition to making money, they’ve made time to maintain the larger house.
Eight myths about a minimalist lifestyle
While living smaller and breaking away from “The The More Virus” sounds great, a lot of us are still skeptical about the viability of a minimalist lifestyle.
Many people believe that minimalism is a strange religion, while other believe it’s extreme.
They’re valid concerns. That’s why we’ve created some common misconceptions of minimalism, to help ease your mind at relaxed.
1. Minimalism is the art of throwing everything away
Nothing gains by throwing everything away.
Minimalism is more about figuring out what is important to you rather instead of throwing your life away. It’s about discovering your most loved hobbies and interests , and connecting with people who lift you up. It’s about getting rid of the things that cause you stress.
Minimalists don’t toss everything away. It’s not practical. It’s also not sustainable to produce such a large amount of waste. Are you aware of the things we can put in the garbage bin? This is the myth.
2. Minimalists don’t spend money on new items.
It’s been several years, and I continue to purchase second-hand and new items.
Our wife and I purchase various things. What makes this purchase distinct from those who are minimalists is the fact that we generally replace things, not adding them to the ones we already have.
You know what? Sometimes we purchase new items that make us feel happy. We don’t make purchases impulsively, without taking into account.
3. Minimalism does not happen overnight…or will take time.
The process of minimalism is different for each person. Everyone approaches it in the same manner therefore it’s a mistake to claim that “it’s likely to occur in a matter of hours” or “don’t overload your system, go slowly.”
We’re all different. We have to find our way to living a minimal life style. It is also necessary to adapt to a new style of living The time frame could be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances.
We’ve observed that the gradual shift from chaotic, disorganized and chaotic, to a clear life that is purposeful is the most enjoyable part of living in a minimalist environment.
4. Minimalism is a concept
Perhaps you’ve observed minimalists who have less than 50 items and rest in a bed. This has led to the notion that minimalism is all about numbers. The person with the fewest items is the winner.
It’s a contest among the people in your community. In some instances it is a case of making people feel ashamed for having excessive amounts of possessions.
This has to be stopped.
Minimalism doesn’t have to be about numbers. It’s about making you feel happy and productive. If you have more than 100 items and you’re not happy, what’s the point?
Also, the way you approach an minimalist lifestyle will depend on your individual personality. Some people are driven by the numbers, while some are motivated by aesthetics or feeling.
If you’re certain that what you have is important (be sincere) and provides you with satisfaction Your outlook on this will work for you.
5. Minimalists are robots that have no emotion.
From the outside it’s possible to feel somewhat cold that minimalists remove things that were previously emotional within their own lives. This is the reason why minimalists are viewed as uninterested or indifferent.
But, the majority of minimalists I have met are romantic. We simply keep our memories alive with photos and journal entries instead of tangible souvenirs.
A memory isn’t a requirement that we have to preserve the things that provide us this memories. The emotions we experience are within us and it’s something the loss of a thing cannot take away from us.
6. A minimalist lifestyle isn’t sustainable.
Many people believe that minimalistism is only temporary and therefore unsustainable. As if it’s just a period that we’ll eventually come over.
Minimalism is a mental state that is not a trick. If you view it as hacking, it will not be enough to make a difference enough to continue.
If you believe in that minimalism has benefits, it doesn’t matter where you live or your workplace as a parent, shifting cities and so on. The principles will go throughout your life.
7. Minimalists don’t have style.
The way we think of style is often with more choices that are more extravagant and extravagant. If these aspects are important to youthen you don’t reason to compromise as an minimalist.
While the minimalist aesthetic is centered on simple things, it does not mean that everybody should look. So long as every item you own has an objective, then explore the world.
One of the traits I’ve observed among minimalists, is the way they don’t adhere to trends in home decor or fashion. They don’t respond to the latest guidelines and instead concentrate on classic objects.
If someone says minimalists aren’t stylish What they’re really saying is that they don’t have a style they recognize and immediately identify with.
8. Minimalism is about deprivation.
In assessing the benefits of living a minimalist life I believe we are getting the wrong idea. The experts of minimalism have long argued that minimalism is the way to seek out and be less.
According to us, minimalistism is a way to be ambitious and to do more.
This idea was ignited in the conversation we were having in conversation with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist. By combining our commitments, schedules, harmful relationships, and even things, we unlock our ability to think and play, as well as give back to the world.
We create space to contemplate what we would like to achieve in our life. Additionally, we make areas of time that allow us to do something. The bottom line is that minimalism is more about adding than subtraction.
Minimalist design has been trendy recently although it’s a concept that’s been in use for centuries.