There’s a common assumption that Minimalism means you should get rid of your belongings and live a simple, uncluttered life with as few possessions as possible. Whilst decluttering comes with benefits, it’s important that we realise Minimalism is a lifestyle that should reflect what’s important to you. If you want, need or love something and it adds value to your life then don’t worry! I hope this post will help you understand about practical, every day Minimalism and why you should break the rule sometimes!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a total convert to the benefits of Minimalism or whether you’re new to the whole thing and just finding your feet. Living in the same home as others who aren’t quite as keen on the lifestyle or haven’t yet discovered what a difference it can make, can be a frustrating thing. Check out this post on what to do if you’re the only Minimalist in the house.
For me, Minimalism isn’t about throwing all your stuff away and seeing if you can manage on what you’ve got left. That sounds like torture rather than the key to a balanced and happy life! Instead, Minimalism goes beyond just material possessions and can easily be applied to other areas of your life. Through simplifying and being intentional about your life you can really focus on what’s important. Check out this post on 8 ways to simplify your life.
How do you feel about your home right now? Is it a place that you love to be, a haven from the outside world that supports you and your family to relax and recharge your batteries? Or is your home a burden on your time and energy? Do you spend your precious free time tidying and cleaning it when this time could be spent on more important things with your family, friends or for yourself? If your home is feeling more like a burden than a sanctuary right now, ditch the clutter and take back control with these 20 ways to declutter your home.
Do you ever go to your wardrobe in the morning to get dressed but can’t find anything to wear, despite it being full of clothes? Make it easier and quicker to get dressed in the morning, feel good and look good every day by keeping clothes that you love to wear and feel great in. Check out this post on how to declutter your wardrobe and love your clothes.
How many times have you wished for more hours in the day, more free time and less commitments? Time that’s not already allocated to doing something, going somewhere or seeing someone. Is your calendar crammed full of appointments and engagements, with too few blank spaces? The list of commitments can be endless. With so much going on we struggle to keep up with it all and can end up frustrated, worn out, demoralised and resentful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of things, check out this post on how to simplify your calendar and be more intentional with your time.