To most people, the thought of living a minimalist lifestyle sounds boring and monotonous. They prefer a life of abundance, even at the expense of their peace of mind and solitude.
While everyone is free to make their own choice, research shows that people who strive to live simple, clutter-free life have:
- A clearer mind
- Less pressure in life
- More freedom
- Happier lives
As a mom, you may feel inclined not to detach from unnecessary yet sentimental things like your kids’ old toys and clothes. Clogging stuff up from your past only serves to weigh you down and keep you from living a better life.
Use these tips to start living a life of more with less.
Focus and Examine
Spare time and use it to take a closer look at your life through an objective lens and begin to take stock of the things that matter most. Separate the materials that keep you happy from the ones that don’t, and take this next step to live a free and abundant life.
Although it is challenging, decluttering is essential to your objective of living minimally. Go through every part of your house, not forgetting the car and work desk as well, deciding if various objects still add value or have meaning in your life.
Keep the natural objects and plan on how you’ll get rid of the extra baggage. If, for example, you have too many clothes that you currently don’t use, you can choose to destroy them or opt to donate to needy causes.
Whatever the case, make sure you get rid or store away unnecessary staff.
Spend on Worthy Causes
When there’s enough leftover room from all the decluttering, you should be mindful of what fills this void. Part of living a minimalist lifestyle is about buying only things you require and avoiding the rest.
Investing in affordable and fulfilling experiences like camping or buying shop sustainable brands is strategy for getting the most out of life.
To avoid any impulse buying, evaluate if the purchase serves an immediate purpose or adds value to your life.
Fake things tend to have short lifespans, and as such, they accumulate fast and prove more expensive long term. One high-quality pair of shoes, for example, can outlast three low-quality ones.
Get in the habit of buying high-value staff that last years’ and save yourself from the temptation of impulse buying as a result of the many trips to the store.
Tidy up Often
Although decluttering helps clear out the extra and unwanted staff, clutter has a wayward way of restoring back into our lives.
Do random sweeps of the house every so often, ensuring the materials with no agenda go. You can set aside specific days for certain areas or plan a whole day doing the entire task.
Start living a minimalist lifestyle and progressively inculcate your family too. To successfully attain a minimalist life focus, examine your life, declutter, spend wisely, buy quality and tidy up more often.
Remember, the goal is to make simple living a way of life and not a one-time occurrence.