Minimalism has come under a line of fire recently with all of the hysteria over tiny-homes. I really enjoy the fact that minimalism is becoming more popular with millennials, but a lot of people only see it as a trend. When I began looking into minimalism and why people are doing it, I saw it as a way to save money. If you aren’t buying all of this stuff, then you should be racking in the cash. While I’ve found money to be easier since I rarely shop now, that isn’t the point. Minimalism is for the sole purpose of living a life that is both simple and happy.
If you are really devoted to becoming a minimalist and have a few reasons why, you can do it. I’ve found that the hardest part of becoming a minimalist is that first step of decluttering. The amount of things that you have both mental and physical can seem overwhelming, but once it is gone, you can only move ahead. Minimalism works because that is how it once was. Humans were at one point very primitive creatures. We can survive without worrying about when the next sale is or the status we receive because of our car. Material things do not last forever. My favorite aspect of minimalism has to be mental clutter. We so often focus on only what we can see and not what is hidden beneath.
Even if you don’t want to become a full-blown minimalist, decluttering is a great thing to do. It may be fall, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do some cleaning. Any goal that will make your life better is amazing. Minimalism for me has been so life-changing. I was at a point in my life where I felt like I was constantly underwater. Stress doesn’t affect me like it used to and for that I am grateful.
xoxo millicent jean