How Minimalism Could Change Your Life

We live in a world where success is almost always measured by the weight of your bank account and the labels on your back. But people are gradually beginning to see that there’s more to life than money and possessions. 

Minimalism is alien to our culture. As you think about ways to simplify your life and seek something greater than yourself, the world throws consumerism and materialism back to your face. So, to achieve and enjoy simplicity, it’s important to constantly remind yourself of the benefits of minimalism.

1. Minimalism increases your efficiency.

Having few possessions might not be glamorous but it certainly makes you more organized and efficient. How many times have you looked at your closet or your basement and become horrified about how you never get to use half of the items in there? How easy would life be if everything we had served a purpose? 

Your to-do list would immediately become shorter and easier. Amazingly you might even begin to enjoy doing your day-to-day tasks which is something many of us have never experienced before! 

2. You have the freedom to dream big dreams.

Have you ever thought about what you would love to do if money was no object? If you didn’t have to worry about material things, is there a cause you would want to dedicate your life to? 

These are questions that minimalism forces us to ask ourselves. When your mind is free from worrying over material things, you can begin to think about what you want to live for and the dreams you want to achieve. 

3. You have more time.

Time is our most-priced possession. Jim Rohn once said, “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

Imagine what you could achieve if you didn’t have to spend time worrying and organizing and cleaning tons of items. You could invest that time in a hobby or learning that skill you’ve always wanted to learn but never seemed to have the time for.

4. It allows you to define your values

When you declutter, it forces you to define the things that are important to you and the things that aren’t. You get to realize that many of the things you thought you couldn’t do without aren’t necessary at all. 

Slowly, this clarity permeates every other aspect of your life. You find yourself thinking more purposely about everything you do. 

5. It boosts personal growth and development 

Many of us want to grow and reach new heights. We have all these amazing goals and dreams but we’re so distracted by mundane things. 

When you begin to remove distractions and the pressures of society, you give yourself the room to truly discover yourself. You finally get to do pursue your goals and become the best of yourself. After all, that’s what really matters in the long run.

6. It’s good for your health

You know that feeling of panic and dread whenever you look at your cluttered attic or your crazy closet? The way your heart beats faster and faster and you start to feel lightheaded? That’s not good for your heart at all. 

Minimalism reduces your stress and anxiety levels. That peace and calm you get when you meet a clutter-free space can positively affect every other area of your life. 

7. It strengthens your relationships.

We are so badgered with distractions that we barely have time for the people we love. But minimalism lets us focus on deepening our bonds with our loved ones. 

Spending time with family and friends reminds us where true happiness lies: in shared memories and true bonds. While all meaningful relationships require hard work, minimalism gives you the freedom to invest in it. 

Final Thoughts

Many people think minimalism only has to do with removing things from our lives but it’s really about addition. It’s about taking away distractions and creating a space for the things that are important.

Minimalism has wonderful benefits and pursuing it will greatly improve your life. 

Sources

https://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2017/01/minimalist-living.html

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