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3 Benefits to Taking Some Inspiration from the Minimalist Movement

3 Benefits to Taking Some Inspiration from the Minimalist Movement

In recent times, the minimalist movement has enjoyed a lot of popularity in different forms, with many people choosing to go all out when trying to declutter their homes, simplify their digital lives, or develop a clear sense of their personal goals.

Although there are all sorts of different approaches to minimalism, ranging from Marie Kondo’s tidying up system, to Cal Newport’s concept of “Digital Minimalism,” however, one thing that has ended up putting quite a lot of people off the concept of minimalism altogether, is the length that some minimalists go to.

Fortunately, though, you don’t need to only own 20 belongings in all the world in order to benefit from some of the ideas and the ethos behind minimalism.

Here are a few benefits to taking some inspiration from the minimalist movement.

Less cumulative everyday stress

Everyday life has a way of becoming very stressful from time to time, particularly when unforeseen events occur such as accidents that make it necessary to reach out to a car crash lawyer.

For the most part, however, the chronic stress that we end up experiencing on a day-to-day basis tends to have more to do with things like trouble managing time, a cluttered or uncomfortable home environment, and an unclear sense of the direction you want to head in, in life. 

Taking some inspiration from the below minimalist movement, and looking for ways to simplify and “declutter” aspects of your life can mean that you end up experiencing less cumulative everyday stress, and so end up enjoying a greater degree of well-being.

Fewer obstacles in the way of you living your life

When push comes to shove, you probably have all sorts of goals, dreams, and priorities in life that you would like to spend time on, that have nothing at all to do with domestic chores, or with dealing with difficult to use computer programs, or becoming absorbed by social media.

Taking a more minimalistic approach to everyday life can help to reduce the number of obstacles in the way of you living your life in the first place.

With fewer distractions, and fewer things to deal with, you can more easily and effectively focus on those that are most meaningful to you.

A greater ability to appreciate what’s right in front of you

One of the great things about minimalism – when done right – is that it can give you a greater ability to notice and appreciate what’s right in front of you, at the present moment, as opposed to constantly having to worry and think about quite as many different things at the same time.

With your home environment less cluttered, and with fewer items on your to do list, there will be fewer obstacles in the way of you being more mindfully engaged with the present moment, and paying attention to one thing at a time, in a way that can help you to not only be more productive, but to also experience a greater sense of well-being.

Heather Brummett

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