Minimalism is more than just an interior design concept; it’s about getting rid of life’s excesses so you can focus on what’s important. In today’s world, we seem to attach too much significance to material possessions, and in the process, forget to focus on what are really important such as our health, relationships and personal growth. ‘Less is more’ is the key here, and adopting this mantra could very well lead to a happier and healthier you.
Focus on quality time
Everyone complains they don’t have enough time, but have you ever stopped and reflected on what you’re spending your time on? Maybe you find yourself scrolling through social media platforms (all of them) for hours instead of doing something more productive. Revise your daily schedule and filter out the time-wasters. Refocus on what’s important in your life. Maybe kick start your goals of spending more time with your family, or take better care of our health by signing up for a health programme or even just spending quality time with the girlfriends! You just need to create pockets of time to do things that you love; things that you never seem to have time for. So, pare down, and have more time to invest in your pursuit of health, and meaningful relationships.
Save That Extra Cash
The best effect of the minimalist lifestyle? A healthier bank account. Minimalism is a constant reminder that happiness can never be bought nor sold. Transform your definition and perspective on wealth. Contentment is without a price tag and comes hand in hand with what deeply matters to you. It’s time to stop spending unnecessarily in search of things to make you happy when the best things in life are free – family, friends, love; just to name a few.
Have More Space
A spacious and uncluttered home can have a great impact on your physical and mental health. Start small - commit to cleaning out your closet once a month or even just organising your kitchen tools. You’ll be surprised at how much space you’ll have! Organise both physically and virtually; that means decluttering your inbox, mobile apps and your digital files too. Having a clean and organised work space helps eliminate stress and improves your overall mental health. When you complete these micro tasks, you can better focus on something major!
Have Clarity of Mind
In the words of the Italian designer Massimo Vigenelli - minimalism is an attitude, a way of being. It’s also a pursuit of essence of things and not the appearance. By simplifying your life, you can lose the attachment to things that don’t matter, to create a calm and peaceful mind. Let it go and you will experience a one of a kind freedom; a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overwork.
Life Is More Meaningful
When decluttering your life and thoughts, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate towards things that are more meaningful to you. You will find happiness in being more efficient by having refocused your priorities. This will also make you confident in your pursuit of happiness.