Minimalism is becoming very popular these days. It is probably due to hectic and busy lives people are living and they try to find a way to escape and surround themselves with fewer and less complicated items. Being a minimalist means being clutter-free and eliminate the chaos and mess around you. It is not something you plan but you wake up with a wish to stop being so attached to objects and items around you. Being a minimalist is not going to solve all your problems but it will help you improve your lifestyle and make you appreciate other things. You will learn how to take a moment to actually see and notice stuff and events around you.
Here are few advantages you can expect when turning to a minimalism.
Learning a lot about yourself
After you decide to become a minimalist, you need to get rid of so many things. It can be difficult to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. This challenging process will enable you to learn something new about yourself. As you go through your stuff, you will stumble upon certain items you loved but you don’t anymore. You will realize how much you have changed and grown. You will become self-aware and discover new parts of yourself you never knew are there.
You are more independent
New way of life will make you think about the fact that you own so many possessions. And it goes deeper than that. Our desire to buy new things and to own them can be intimidating. You work so hard just to spend your money on items that just sit there and collect dust. You buy items to impress yourself, your friends or family. This is why minimalism is liberating. If you just let go and forget about the pressure a society put on you, you would become a free and independent person. This would give you a freedom to spend your money on other stuff, stuff that feeds your spirit and soul, and not just your eyes.
You have more money
As you decide what to keep and what has to go, you will probably feel a bit sad because all those possessions once meant something to you and you had to pay for them as well. But, in the long run, minimalism means more money. It’s very simple: you will have more money if you buy less things. This also means fewer impulse purchases, avoiding duplicates, and only buying items you really need and want, items that have value and will last. This means that you will have more money in your pocket you can save or spend on other things that will nourish your soul.
On a similar note – move is much easier. Your possesions can absolutely hold you back, make you think twice about relocating, taking new career opportunities. Mobility is tied to minimalism. Not to mention that once you decide on a removal you will have much less items to transport from A to B. So if you’re relocating to Edinburgh, for example, you won’t have to spend a fortune on man and van and moving equipment.
You will see things clearer
Owning things is linked to your emotional health. Just think about how you feel when you clear out your closet. You feel peaceful and clear, and you have more room in there and you know that everything that didn’t belong there is out. If you just think about it, you will realize that if you don’t need it or use it, you should get rid of it.