There’s something about spring that makes us want to start fresh and treat ourselves to a good, satisfying cleanse. But we’re not talking about celery juice— this kind of cleanse is about getting rid of the excess in your life, and making more room for peace and happiness. It’s called minimalism, and here are a few of the benefits:
More money, time and energy for what really matters to you
Living with less means you’ll have more money, more time and more energy for the things that truly matter to you.
A better mindset
‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ When you start comparing yourself to someone else, remember that everyone has their own unique path in life and that is where everyone's strength lies. Run your race and choose to practice gratitude.
Healthier on the planet
When you select fewer, better things for your life and home, you're choosing a conscious way of living that reduces your carbon footprint. Purchasing less, means wasting less.
Imagine a cluttered dirty room full of stuff. Now imagine a clean room with few things. What makes you more stressed and which makes you feel calm? Case in point.
Now that you know all about the benefits of a cleaner, leaner life, here are few tips on how to put minimalism into practice:
- Before you go to sleep at night, take a walk through your house and tidy up for fifteen minutes. By building this routine into your life, you’ll wake up to a cleaner house and be ready for a new day.
- Take a 30-day break from all media that is not essential to your professional or private life. That might include a hiatus from Instagram, for example. Substitute the time you usually spend on these platforms with reading, going for a walk, or other activities that enhance your life, and see how you feel.
- Be a conscious consumer and choose quality over quantity whenever possible. A few things to look out for: sustainable packaging, local production, and brands that are transparent about what goes into their products.
Take note of how these changes affect your physical and mental space. We hope you’ll find a little more lightness in your step.