The topic of minimalism is something I bumped into a few years ago, since then I’ve applied some of the ideas to my every day life and I am glad I did.
As humans we tend to collect items, it’s in our nature, however, there can be a point when you find yourself collecting too many possessions and they switch from essentials into clutter which may be affecting your mental efficiency.
What am I intending to write about?
Since learning about minimalism I have learnt a thing or two, I want to use this amassed knowledge and present it to everyone who reads this article and the ones that shall follow. This article is more of an introduction for those who are unfamiliar with the topic, The Minimalism Method will be a series of articles which will highlight different applications of minimalism and the benefits to them.
Ultimately, I am aiming to provide some quality content that can be applied to your life to make it clutter-free and improve your head-space. I also plan to get a few expert opinions by those that practice minimalism, to further expand on the topic.
What is minimalism?
Minimalism is the idea of reducing the clutter in your life, whether it be physical or mental. This does not mean that you need to strip yourself of all of your possessions nor does it have to become a contest of who can own the least.
Having clutter in your life can block your view of the things that are important, it can be as simple as being unable to find something amongst physical clutter, or as deep as being unable to perform at your highest level in a particular activity because of a mental cloud created by a barrage of busyness going on in your brain.
Personally I’d like to think I’ve never been much of a ‘messy’ person – though, my mum might not agree! But I do have bad habits, as we all do, that can lead to the build up of clutter such as not washing the dishes right away or leaving my email inbox to build up to 5000+ unread emails – I know you’ve done this too. Practising the ‘art’ of minimalism has helped me clean up my act (pun fully intended) and live a more stress-free and focused life.
So if this sounds interesting to you and you want to learn more about how to simplify your life then stay tuned for the next instalment of the series coming very soon!