Being a minimalist means that you value yourself more than material things. We are a culture drowning in our possessions. We live in a very tense society. As a result our rooms fill up with more and more stuff. And we are forced to spend more and more of our time on things we don’t like. I think that work that I don’t like is a crazy concept. But we know that we have to work just to remain. This doesn’t sound like a prescription for long term happiness.
Removing possessions begins to turn back our desire for more as we find happiness in owning less. When we intentionally live with less, we can experience life with more attention and purpose. Money is a renewable resource, time with your life is priceless. To be a minimalist has thrown me into the position of “making less = less work = more time”. A desire to live with less makes us happy.
Minimalism clears the mind just like a meditation practice does. You may say it’s boring or plain, but it brings me peace. I feel that minimalism clears my mind.
My minimalism is about mindfulness. I’ve felt comfortable calling myself a minimalist. I aim to own and do only what really fulfills me. What does minimalism look like for you? If you are feeling depressed in your life, minimalism may comfort you.