This website is about minimalism, but what that really means is that it’s about living better and the strategies that will get you there. Throwing away or donating your things is simply one part (in fact, it’s one of the final steps) of being a minimalist and learning how to live with intention.
Even if you love your stuff, here are 8 reasons you should consider minimalism.
#1 – Better Experiences
You will learn how to focus (and stay focused) on the most important things in your life. Whether that’s your family, your career, your health, or any number of other possible things, this website will show you how to live with intention and get the most out of everything you do.
#2 – Cleaner Spaces
It seems obvious, but it is still worth pointing out. When you have fewer things, it becomes easier to keep your environment clean. You’ll be more organized and less cluttered, which will result in a happier and healthier home.
#3 – New Definitions of Success
Success means different things to different people. For some, it might be a bigger paycheck or a nicer car, but for the minimalist it means living each day with intention. When you take this alternative approach to success, your opportunities multiply. You won’t be as limited by money, so more rewarding careers might suddenly become appealing… even if they pay less.
#4 – Real Decisions
Feeling happier and less stressed is a byproduct of deliberate living. Much like a gardener has to weed their garden to keep it healthy, you also need to prune your daily life to keep it clear of sources of negativity. Busywork and procrastination are just weeds, and if you let them grow then they’ll get out of hand quickly. Minimalism forces you to take a hard look at what you let into your life, and that includes way more than just physical objects.
#5 – Productivity Multipliers
You will become a master at time management. By eliminating distractions in your life, you’ll learn how to organize your time in a smarter way. It will happen naturally, but any new time management techniques you learn will have an exponential impact. You’ll start getting more done than you ever dreamed possible in your old, cluttered life.
#6 – Healthier Defaults
Smarter and healthier choices will become the norm. As a minimalist, you’ll think twice about everything that you bring into your home. That includes food. You’re much more likely to develop positive eating habits without the distractions of a busy and cluttered kitchen (or schedule) holding you back.
#7 – Clears the Mind
When you have a cluttered desk, office, house, or anything else, it gets easy to become caught up in “procrasti-cleaning.” This is when you spend a lot of time moving knick knacks around instead of focusing on the task at hand. A clear desk equals clear thinking, and clear thinking leads to better work.
#8 – Saves Money
When you start to adopt minimalist habits, you’ll begin to understand your finances on a deeper level. You’ll save money because you won’t be bringing as many things into your home, you can be happier in a smaller space, and when you do decide to make a purchase you’ll have the financial freedom to buy higher quality products.
Minimalism is not a competition of who can own the fewest items or live in the smallest space. It’s about knowing yourself and being deliberate with what (or who) you allow into your life. It’s about making good decisions, living better, and improving at everything you do by eliminating distractions and focusing on what is really important.
By reading through these pages, you’ll begin to understand what your definition of minimalism is and how to apply it to your life. The anecdotes and strategies shared on this site will help you take action and begin to shape your life into whatever you want it to look like.