living style has been around for thousands of years but its
popularity increased lately. Possibly it happened because many
people, used to living a material life, are not satisfied with their
life and started to question that why they are not satisfied, why the
things don’t make them happy. Some people are realizing the fact that
by living with less they can get more.
The Minimalism is a lifestyle that involves living with only those
things required for happiness, health and comfort.
I like to take a softer approach to being a minimalist person, being a
minimalist is not a destination, it is a journey. Some people may want
to get rid of every single needless item in their house as soon as
possible. But for me, getting rid of unnecessary stuffs is also
Take an example of roller coaster, visualize the top of the hill as a
purchase. There is a temporary thrill but then it is all downward. Next
part where get off is called ownership. The decluttering is
the end of the ride, in this stage you all smiles because it is all
over. This is when you are all smiles because it is finally over. Enjoy
the procedure with embracing the final stage.
To be a minimalist, you don’t need to give up all your property.
I just want you to understand that you should give up those things what
is bringing you down or things those are not necessary to improve your
You don’t worry about to be a minimalist, where you try to decrease
your possessions below a specific number. Possessing less than 100
items is not the objective, in my view, minimalism is different for
every individual and you will get advantage if you decrease your
possession up to your comfort level.
Today, it is very hard to imagine that having less could be more
beneficial to us. All want to acquire new and fancy things. There may
be nothing wrong for some people but during reading this article you
may notice that material possessions will not brought you happiness in
life. So, you should get ready to get more from less. If the concept is
clear in your mind, then you will get more happiness without having
TIPS ON MINIMALIST LIFESTYLE
isn't only a fashion or a trend. It is a lifestyle. It affects the mode
you live your life. There are many grounds why minimalism is
recommended-and how it workings. Mainly significant thing is it
declutters. With it, you have no room for immoderation or all that are
How do you best live with becoming a minimalist? Here are some tips:
1. Start slowly. As mentioned, it's a lifestyle. Therefore, it needs to
be a practice, and you don't form habits instantly. It takes time of
repeated actions. You should then start slowly. For example, you may
desire to stop buying furniture and fixture first until you're sure
that you have already determined the things you really need at home.
Reduce your spending every month until you reach your desired budget,
one that supports all your needs.
2. Go for the most fundamental things. Again, let's go back to one of
the principles of minimalism: removal of the excesses. Whatever you
don't require, you don't get. If you don't have it, then you let go of
it. Instead you focus more on those that you truly need in life. For
example, you don't need to live in a three-bedroom house when there
will only be two people living there. You don't require a king-size bed
when you can fit in a queen-size.
3. Be with minimalist people. You'll definitely go back to your old
ways if you still decide to hang out with those who live very
extravagant lives. If you want to be a minimalist, then hang out more
with those who are profligate. You can also use your time with them to
study more on how they live simple lives.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not telling you gully at all. However, since
you're trying to change your lifestyle, you better select to whom to
spend more of your time.
4. Learn to let go. You'll surely let go some things and even some
people when you're trying to be minimalistic, and for someone who's
been keeping them, it's going to be a very complex and sometimes long
Letting go is hard because it means saying good-bye. There's also the
possibility that you've previously attached yourself to them. To let go
then is losing a part of you too. If you're having a hard time doing
this, think about using subliminal messages or affirmations. A few days
before the pruning process, listen to them. You can download them as
mp3s or videos. These affirmations may carry messages about acceptance,
about freedom, and about simplicity.
5. Focus more on the improvement of your inner self. You'll discover
how easy it is for you to let go of the things you don't need when you
start spending more time with the nurturing of your inner self. Rather
than shop, immerse yourself in nature. Love people more than material
possessions. Give more time than things to those who are in need.
YOURSELF FROM MATERIALISM
intention to say that the lifestyle of the people at this recent time
is not really that good, but, that’s the reality. We can see how the
people have become so individualistic nowadays. People start to think
more about their own selves and they do not really care about the
others. Sometimes, this kind of condition has become so extreme. The
people have some kind of tendency to make sure they can get what they
want and feel satisfied even though the methods to achieve such
condition make the other suffer. However, at this point, we are not
going to talk about it. Instead, we are going to talk about something
much simpler but it can be said to become the part of the individualism
which can lead to many other pathetic conditions. What we are going to
talk about here is about materialism.
If you are not really aware about what materialism actually is, you can
take the example of how the people see the material more than its
content or main function. To make it simpler for you to comprehend
about this, you can take the example of how the people totally want to
choose the branded clothes instead of the regular clothes. We all know
that both of those clothes have the same function: to be worn and to
protect our bodies. However, whenever we are wearing branded clothes,
there is some additional matter that we will get and it is about
prestige. Indeed, compared to the main function of the clothes,
prestige is something that needs to be put aside or we can say that it
is just a mere additional feature. Nonetheless, the people at this
recent time seem to be more concerned about the brand and prestige
more. No matter how uncomfortable they need to feel whenever they are
wearing the clothes or the money they need to spend to get such
clothes, they do not care as long as they can get such prestige. They
feel so great just to make the other people feel impressed with the way
they wear their clothes and also how expensive the clothes are. It’s
totally ridiculous and this is what materialism means. The people see
the surface more than the real thing. They have been entrapped and this
is surely not a good thing. The people start living complicated life
which can make them suffer even though they do not really feel it.
What can be more annoying about this is how the people tend to do
anything as long as they can get what they want. Yes, they have become
the victims of materialism. Sometimes, there is some kind of
competition among the people about what they wear. They compete each
other to prove that they are able to get the expensive branded clothes.
This is totally not a good thing and needs to be stopped immediately.
If you do not realize it, you have become the slave of materialism. Why
don’t you free yourself from materialism? Remember that as long as you
can fulfill your basic needs, everything is going to be just fine.
There is no need to pay attention more to the prestige and what the
other people think about yourself. As long as you do not do anything
bad and make the other suffer, you should feel okay. Live simpler life
and you can find that greater happiness will be yours indeed.
TO BECOME A MINIMALIST
you ever met someone who
seems to have a messed up life? Or you might even feel that way?
True, to have such situation is totally annoying and frustrating. It
seems that there’s nothing going right with your life. If this
condition carries on, without any doubt, you will be overwhelmed and
your mind is blow away. Of course, you do not want such situation to
continue but you barely know what should be done about it. Well,
before we talk even further about how to solve it, let’s walk
backward a little. What’s the source of such messed up life? It is
true that the causing factors for the people to have such stressful
life can be highly varied. However, if you take a look at the factors
closely, you’ll find that there is a line to connect all of it. It
is about how the people have lived complicated lives. To be exact,
they choose to make their lives to be complicated. And most of them
do not realize it. If the stressful life is actually your life, you
are highly recommended to carry on reading this article so you can
understand that your life is actually really complicated. We all know
that our whole
activities are actually directed and processed in the brain. In other
words, the brain plays enormously important role for the life. Even
though its ability is really awesome but our brains have limitation.
Pathetically, not all people know about their limits. Whenever they
have gone across the limit, the brain will start to be overwhelmed
and the things mentioned earlier will happen. The life will not feel
right and there is no way for the person to feel comfortable about
his own life. It is like there is something haunting over and over.
If you want some proofs, let’s take a look at the simple things
first. Take the example of how you are going to make transaction like
when you are buying some things. How will you pay it? People nowadays
like to use credit card. It seems so simple and easy because you
don’t need to bring your real money. This is the tricky situation I
meant before. Beyond such simplicity, there is a huge trap waiting
which can be solved if you are wise enough in using the credit card. It
good if you can really “use” it. Or else, well, you can see how
there are so many people end up indebted to the bank because of the
credit card. Things
will be different if you forget about using credit card and use your
money instead. If you don’t have the money, you won’t be able to
purchase the things. It’s that simple! And there is no way for you
to be indebted to the bank. Why do you use something to represent
your money if your money itself can do the same exact thing? Why do
you complicate the thing? And that’s the whole point I want you to
understand. It is the time for us to live in a minimalist way. If you
choose to complicate the things, it will be even harder for you to
enjoy the life. Remember that we only live our lives once and it will
end when we die. Why do we complicate this single chance? We can take
a look at the people who lives in the past time. They lived without
any complicated things like the technology and gadgets like what we
have today. However, they could live just fine. True, the technology
development is something so awesome and it is inevitable. But, we
must not become the slaves for the technology. Try to simplify the
things in our lives starting from the small matters. Get used to it,
and you’ll find that your life will be a lot much more comfortable
to get through. There is no need for you to be stressed anymore and
your brain will not be too burdened.