Ever Wonder If You Might Be A Minimalist At Heart?
Had someone had asked me a year ago, “Is there any chance you might be a minimalist?” I would have answered “no!”.
As you may already know, I am all about simplifying life and improving productivity.
There are so many misconceptions out there about minimalism and embracing a minimalist lifestyle.
Although you live with less, It does not mean throwing all your clothes away, disposing of all your stuff and living in a tiny house. NO. Although some of those houses are really amazing!
We have a TV, phone, Netflix, cars, etc.
There is no one, right way to live a minimalist lifestyle. It is different for everyone, so you might be a minimalist and not know it.
Plus, there are no rules!
It is more about living a life that does not revolve around materialistic items, stuff, clutter.
Getting Rid Of Clutter
My daily actions and the life I lived over the past two years were “minimalist” even though I had not yet embraced the concept or knew much about it.
Frankly, I didn’t even realize that I was becoming one.
I wanted to declutter my life of all the things I no longer wanted. Physical and emotional.
In terms of the physical stuff, it irked me that we had way too much of everything.
Two people with the amount of stuff that might have been too much for a family of five.
We purged our home. Removing anything and everything that didn’t serve a real, genuine purpose.
I felt fantastic.
When we moved, we got rid of so much stuff. Gave stuff away, sold things and best of all donated! It was such a freeing experience.
Suddenly there was space! Space, space, space!
I could see things, find things easily, was less anxious, and I loved it.
Have you been simplifying your life, or thinking about living minimally? You might be a minimalist too.
Cleaning out your attic, basement or garage does not make you a minimalist.
If you feel a sense of freedom when you free yourself of clutter in your life, then you may be on the way to making gradual but greater changes.'It is better to donate, than to accumulate.'Click To Tweet
Here Are Ten Reasons You Might Be A Minimalist And Not Know It
1. You love to organize everything in your life.
2. You don’t have a junk drawer in your home.
3. You cannot stand the site of junk and clutter.
4. You have a bare attic, garage or storage shed.
5. You go shopping and buy want you need not want.
6. You give stuff away at least once a week.
7. You hate wasting things.
8. You gravitate towards even textures and neutral colours.
9. You value space.
10. You have a clutter free zone in your home.
Minimalism Is A Purposeful Lifestyle And Not Just A Phase
Before you ask – no, minimalists don’t all own only 100 things.
Some do, but not all. Certainly not me.
You might be a minimalist if you are considering simplifying not only your home but your entire life.
Diet, clutter, health, environment, friends, everything.
Simplifying life has made me feel less stressed, overwhelmed and anxious.
It will help you in many ways too. Ask yourself why you might want to live a simpler life.
If you are not a minimalist already but are curious, try decluttering your home one room at a time.
Take tiny steps and see how you feel about it.
The possessions in our lives have the potential to control us. Decluttering and simplifying your life will help teach you valuable truths about yourself.
Always pursue gratitude and generosity. As much as you can, invest in yourself your family, and relationships.
You will discover your authentic self and find your purpose.
Life is so much better when you are free of chaos.
Where do you fall on the minimalist spectrum? Do you think you might be a minimalist?
Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below.