Lately, I’ve been obsessing over the concept of minimalism.The idea of eliminating life’s excesses and being happier just appealed me. I didn’t know that owning less stuff may lead to a happier life. But this concept changed my mind. It also changed me for the better.
My journey to minimalism started when I first read the blog theminimalists.com. I couldn’t remember how and when I first found this blog. But I remember that at that time I was looking to live a happier and less stressful life, and this blog just came to me.
As they said, minimalism isn’t only about owning less stuff. It isn’t about restricting our life. It’s about eliminating all those excess stuff in life to focus on what’s really important. It’s a way of life.
Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. — The Minimalists
There are a lot of reasons why I wanted to purse the way of the minimalists. But I started my journey because I wanted to be less cluttered. I wanted to consume less. I wanted to be more organized. I wanted to focus more on what’s important to me.
Now, it’s now easy to start living life the minimalists way. But they said it would get easier and more rewarding the farther you go. And that’s exactly what I’m feeling. I got started by decluttering and eliminating the stuff I don’t use or the stuff that don’t spark joy to me. The more things I let go, the lighter I feel and the happier I am.
If you are curious to find out more about minimalism, I would suggest you to read these blogs, they were very helpful when I first started my journey:
There is also this particular book about decluttering that was very helpful to get rid stuff out of my life. The book is called “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and it was written by a Japanese cleaning consultant (yes, that job exists) Marie Kondo. In fact, I’m writing an insight about this book and will post it next week!
So, are you interested to be a minimalist?