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Some Tips To Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Changing your lifestyle if not exactly like changing clothes, not even close. This kind of change doesn’t just happen overnight, because this only happens if you are truly committed, determined, and the same time, believes in it. Being a minimalist is basically lifestyle choice, you cannot force yourself or anyone to have this kind of lifestyle since it has to come from within.

It has to be your choice. You must want it badly enough that you are willing to sacrifice a few things in your life. Minimalism is where you get rid of unnecessary things in your life, to actually gain freedom from all the pressure, worries, and a materialist mind. It is a mindset where you choose to be content with everything simple. This lifestyle is not as complex as it seems, there are actually no rules to be followed. Now that you have an idea on what a minimalist lifestyle should be, here are a couple of things to remember if you are thinking of choosing this kind of lifestyle.

“That’s been one of my mantras, focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”Steve Jobs

CREATING ROOM FOR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS


This is actually one of the main reasons why people decide to try living a minimalist lifestyle. There are times that we keep so many things in our lives that are just considered to be junk since we can no longer make use of it. However, one of the major problems is that a lot of things have sentimental value in them, but the truth is, every single thing holds a memory in it. That is why living a minimalistic lifestyle would teach you to let go of things along with their memories, you have to keep in mind that letting go doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forget about them, it just mean that you wouldn’t forget them but at the same time, you’re willing to have more valuable things.

FOCUSING ON WHAT IS GOOD

Another great thing about having a minimalistic lifestyle is that you wouldn’t allow your life to focus on the negative side. It is a fact that you are not technically in control of your life, but it is also a fact that you can control how you react to it, as well as what you’re going to do about it. Focusing on the positive aspect of life is one of the things minimalists focus on, because life is too short to ignore all the positive things.

SAY NO TO MATERIALISM

This has got to be the best lesson minimalist lifestyle has to offer. In order for you to become a minimalist, you have got to stop being materialistic, it is pretty common in this modern world you’re in at the moment, where the latest gadgets and other items seem like they’re so valuable.

As a minimalist, you’ll have to let go of these material things slowly, you will learn how to actually not focus on it and spend so much time using it. It will give you a chance to actually focus on far more important things in your life.

 

“Stop buying the unnecessary. Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness. Reduce half again, list four essential things in your life, do these first, stop doing the non-essential. Clear distractions, focus on each moment, let go of attachment to doing, having more, and fall in love less.” Leo Babauta

SIMPLICITY LEADS TO HAPPINESS

Last but definitely not the least is that a minimalist lifestyle basically mean simplicity, and simplicity leads to contentment, which would then lead you to finding your true happiness. A lot of people think than having more and wanting more would make them truly happy, but then that satisfaction they normally get from that is actually temporary, because those things don’t really matter.

Things such as fame, material things like luxurious cars, mansions, the latest gadgets, would give you temporary happiness because eventually you’ll end up getting tired of them and you’ll want more. Being content and living such as simple life will teach your to appreciate what you already have, show gratitude, and treasure it all.

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