Living a Minimalist Lifestyle
A minimalist is a person who leads a simple life with contentment that is no forced sacrifices are made but it all comes from that heart. Hence, a minimalism lifestyle means owning fewer things and one is truly okay and has joy, it can also be defined as not having more than you need. Leading this kind of lifestyle has to come with passion and an informed decision which means that you may admire so much but because you don’t need it, you just keep it aside because, in mind, there is something (a purpose) to be achieved. Different attributes may be as a result that can make a person intend on leading a minimalist lifestyle. These include – simplicity, singleness, clarity.
A simple lifestyle comes with important or essential principles like intentionality, this means that a minimalist promotes what they value and get rid of whatever thing keeps them off achieving it. Therefore, they try to improve all aspect of their life. Leading a simple lifestyle also comes with freedom from wanting to possess more than you require. Riches are not a source of happiness, happiness with contentment comes in many different ways so long as the person is not forcing themselves into it but volunteer themselves.
Minimalism also gives one freedom from wanting to lead a fast life. In the modern world, we tend to rush so that we catch up with everything, we work for long hours though with passion but when the pay comes, it isn’t enough to cater for everything thereby leaving us in heavy debts because we are forced to take loans to ensure that we cover everything we need. In a simple lifestyle, there isn’t that pressure and stress to keep on rushing.
A minimalist doesn’t have to be duplicated, by this I mean you don’t have to act in a certain way in certain life situations, they lead an honest and transparent lifestyle. In today’s world, we find that when you are a politician, the way you behave with your family is not the same way you behave with the citizens out there, there is that forced image you have to put on when you go out there to speak to the citizen, this means you are one person acting as two. Life is not about the same thing each and every day.
Life is too short, hence we want what is best for us. A life that you are freer, less stressed hence able to be more productive, has extra money, more time for yourself, happier, no comparison involved.
Therefore, leading a simple lifestyle would be the best way of achieving these benefits.
One is asking, what should I do to achieve a simple lifestyle? Well, detaching yourself from material belonging will be the best place to begin, also when buying you don’t just buy for the sake of buying. Finally from life evidence of those who have been able to try this form of lifestyles we have seen a lot of positive changes in their lives and therefore why it is highly advocated.