The Benefits of Minimalism (Day 12)

You now know what a negative effect clutter can have on your life. This includes both physical and mental clutter.

Minimalism involves reducing the stuff in our lives. This goes beyond material things. It’s about focusing on what matters most. This can also be experiences and people.

There are many benefits of minimalism when it comes to improving your frame of mind and leading to calm. Let’s explore just a few of the big ones.

Spend Less

When you make a concerted effort to rid your life of physical possessions and to keep what you do own to a minimum, you’ll spend less money.

You’ll begin to consider your purchases far more carefully than you once did to avoid filling up your home with unnecessary clutter again.

Know What Matters

By paring down your possessions and the people in your life, you’ll be forced to decide what matters most.

You’ll gain more value from what you allow into your space, and you’ll start to really prioritise. This can bring you a great deal of satisfaction and peace.

More Freedom

No longer beholden to your things, you’ll start to feel less attached to what you’ll soon realise doesn’t matter much.

This is quite freeing. You’ll find this sense of freedom is invigorating and rejuvenating to your soul.

Make Room

By purging all the things that don’t matter, you’ll be clearing space for what does.

You won’t feel smothered and overwhelmed by your surroundings or by the non-material things that stress you out. You’ll have room for more meaningful stuff, people, and moments.

Improved Mood

As a society, we’re taught to value materialism and to collect stuff.

The more practice we get with releasing what no longer serves us and deciding what matters most, the calmer and more peaceful we will feel.

You might even notice that you’re happier overall and have a sunnier outlook on your life.

Increased Confidence

Once you begin to let go of what’s no longer necessary, you’ll begin to gain a great deal of confidence.

You’ll feel more secure in your decision-making, and you’ll begin to feel motivated in your capabilities. You’ll likely fear failure less due to your decreased attachment to things and your new perspective on what matters most.

Yes, a life of minimalism leads to calm. It also comes with a host of other wonderful benefits you’ll start to see rather quickly as you purge things and pare down.

About the Author

I work with business owners and leaders to improve their wellbeing, in these days of overwhelm, whether that be physical, mental or digital, using my POWER to Live More 5 Fundamentals of Simplify, Systemise, Share, Self Care and Sustain. I also work with business leaders to help them to improve their organisational employee engagement and wellbeing. I believe they are interlinked in a lovely virtuous circle.

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