Minimalism is fashionable and not only in the field of decoration. But minimalism is something else. It's a way of living!
Minimalism is the least of our options. With fewer things, fewer possessions, and fewer ties you can connect better with your inner self.
To have only the essentials, to live with as little as possible, and to get away from worries about material things.
In fact, it is a modern practice of asceticism. Asceticism is an undefined renunciation of earthly pleasures in search of spiritual perfection. Whatever those may be.
Having less stuff
Minimalism means a renunciation of suffering for material reasons which, moreover, are usually unnecessary.
It seems contradictory that your suffering for not having things will cease if you give up the things you do have.
To live with as little as possible
This is how it works. When we take away the importance of material goods and begin to detach ourselves from the need to buy and have them.
One test is to lose something. You can't lose what you don't have.
The loss of objects, even those that have emotional value, those things, when they are important, is inside us and if they are not important they do not need to be.
How to live a minimalist life?
Let go of your things and start a minimalist life. Once you locate those things that you haven't used for months and that only take up space, let them go. You can throw them away, donate them, or sell them, you decide. The important thing is that they don't stay with you. In this sense, if you are thinking of selling, set a deadline because otherwise, you will only be postponing the problem.
In other words, identify what is important to you in your life and let the rest go. This is what in finance is called conscious consumption.
Taking the first step towards a minimalist life is the easiest thing to do. At the end of the day, we all have things we would have little trouble giving up or that we don't want at home. The really complicated thing is to go beyond that and maintain a lifestyle that follows those patterns.
Deciding what is useful and what is not a problem for most people because of emotional attachment or the feeling that at some point in life they will be able to use that object.
Disorder and chaos are natural enemies of minimalism. Order will help you to live a minimalist life and the way to do it is simpler than you think. Start by simplifying the decoration in your home. The fewer things you have, the easier it will be to keep everything tidy and in order.
If you are minimalist with what you already have, why not be so with what you consume? Adopting minimalism will also help you control your purchases.
An essential part of minimalism is reconnecting with you and your needs, which also applies to your time. Your time is limited, so you must learn to say no and structure it around what really matters. The first step is to know how much your time is really worth.
Wanna see some show about minimalism?
"Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things" is a documentary directed by Matt D'Avella that tells the story of The Minimalists, a simple living duo that had everything but left it in order to achieve happiness.
Rick Hanson, a psychologist whose work lies in personal well-being, states in the film:
“I think we’re confused about what’s going to make us happy. Many people think the material possessions are really at the center of the bull’s eye and they expect that gratifying each desire as it arises will somehow summate into a satisfying life.”