Minimalism is somehow of a trend nowadays, and people are really getting into it, it’s not just the lifestyle of the generation but it also a way of saving in a lot of things.
As what the famous Richard Holloway – a Scottish writer and the Bishop of Edinburgh from 1986 to 2000 – once said “Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art“. With this quote, he stated that merely being simple is considered one of the greatest form of art.
Simplicity truly is great, it is because by being simple you can value even the tiniest of details in life and you appreciate it by having small things you need that poses a great role in your life.
Often times those who practiced minimalism are asked what it is and why they do it. Minimalists often times reply that they train themselves to live intentionally only with the things they really need. With that being said, these are the things on how to have a minimalist lifestyle.
Free from the urge of possessiveness
Minimalism is the power of having a strong will against the passion for possession. Modern practices of making you believe that having an easy life is to buy stuff that you don’t really need. Free yourself from this kind of mindset, having an easy life doesn’t mean that you’d have to spend heaping amount of cash, it actually is the contrary. There is no easy life, there’s only a happy life, happy because you get to spend your time on the things you actually need, not spend cash on something you were convinced you wanted. Happiness isn’t found in things you possess but on the value it has.
Swerving off the fast lane
In today’s generation everything and everybody is too fast, it’s like we are asked to be hurried in everything we do, going to work, eating, and even sleeping. Minimalism eradicates this fast-paced practice and it slows life down. It reminds us that stepping off the gas pedal is a thing.
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