Anyone who has embraced minimalism is any sense of the word, knows the benefits go far beyond what you could explain in a single post. There are obvious upsides of having less clutter – like fewer opportunities for your possessions to jump out of the hall closet at you next time you open the door to find your coat. But the real benefits of minimalism stretch much deeper and wider than that.
Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around every person. It is the opposite of every advertisement plastered on the radio and television. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order to focus on what you do need.
You have to remember that less is more.
CLARITY OF MIND
You do not think of your physical possessions being linked to mental and emotional health, but the connection between the two is undeniable. Studies show that when you clear your closet, it has a massive impact on your mental clarity and peace of mind. Think about it, it will make sense.
You might feel hesitant to consider that getting rid of a few physical possession might change your health but you have to consider this: what about cleaning the things from your schedule that are unnecessary or not important? Too many of individuals are overcommitted in their lives and if they really begin to ask themselves why they haven’t scaled back already they will find the answer is they are afraid of disappointing someone – a terrible reason to overload your schedules. Minimalism takes many forms and whether you are clearing things from your closet, calendar or commitments, your body will thank you.
Imagine a world where you didn’t have to come home to a cluttered house, didn’t have to wake up early on a Saturday morning for something you didn’t really want to do in the first place, and didn’t have to show up at the office every single day for a job that made you feel like your soul was dying.
When you clear out the unnecessary activities and items from your life, something unexpected happens. A clear sense of purpose returns. You feel motivated to do what you have set out to do because your direction is clear and there is no confusion. When you only have a few commitments you can take them seriously.
You can design a life of less –and more. More of what you love, less of what you don’t. It is a process, and everyone is in it together.