You must be thinking what is minimalist and why i am becoming so. here I am Underlining the word becoming because I am still making efforts to be one . So lets start.
What is minimalist – Living with what we need.
We all have more than what we need in our daily life. But Do you ever think if it is actually making value into your life? Do you want it or do you need it? Is that thing actually worth the money what you have spend on it? These things are anything in our home – clothes, foot wears, makeup products, utensils, bed-sheets, bags, accessories etc.
Coming to minimalist Lifestyle: We only want those products which we actually use in our daily life (not those which we buy thinking that we will use then).
Why Minimalist and benefits – Giving yourself a clear , personal goals.
What is your personal definition of a more minimal home and life? Is it to have only the bare minimum of objects? Is it to declutter a whole room of stuff you haven’t looked at in months? Is it to learn to live with less or stop buying things you don’t need? There’s no “right” way to be a minimalist; we can all have our own definitions of simple and stress-free. Just take the time to define it for yourself.
Give yourself a clear goal, with broken-down steps to attain (and remember to write down the things you need to complete those steps). And then give yourself a time frame to achieve each step (not just the final goal).
I will keep sharing my experiences in minimalist series on this blog. Here is overview on living minimilism.
- Examine your priorities.
The more you’re able to view the details of your life through an unfiltered, objective lens, the more clearly you’ll be able to see what it is you want to change.
- Declutter and learn to say No.
Once you commit to clearing out your space, the actual nitty gritty decluttering process will begin to feel manageable — maybe even fun.
I’ve found that saying no to free samples, souvenirs and hand-me-downs can help me reduce the amount of clutter in the home.
- Think before you buy new .
We’re all guilty of going out and buying things that we don’t really need. You often end up not using them, or you meant to return them but never did. Rather than getting caught in this situation, just be critical when you’re out shopping. I’ve been doing this lately with clothing, stuff for the house, and even groceries! I can tell you—it really has been a great way to reduce all the “stuff” that comes into the house.
- Seek high quality Stuff and Detach from sentimental.
That being said, when you do need or want to buy something, go out of your way to make sure it’s a quality item.
We all have some inherent sentimental attachment to certain items which makes it feel practically impossible to get rid of them. These items are typically associated with a lot of guilt, so when we get rid of them it’s like we’re getting rid of that memory. I know what this feels like because I’ve got a bunch of stuff that falls into this category that I need to deal with.
- Be Grateful for what you have and Stick with it.
Minimalist living is largely about the search for contentment, and contentment begins with gratitude for what you have. When you feel grateful for everything you own, the desire to own more gradually disappears.
According to research it usually takes two months (or 66 days to be exact), to create and really solidify a new habit. This means that you’ll have to stick with these minimalist decluttering practices for 66 days before it starts to feel natural.
Hope this might give a brief idea on minimalism and their lifestyle. I will keep sharing some tips so that we can get motivate and live our life fully.