Do you know that some of the most wealthy and smart people in the world lead a minimalist lifestyle? Yes! You read that right. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple was a minimalist, Mark Zuckerberg, the mastermind of Facebook is most of the times seen wearing a plain grey t-shirt, Ex-American President, Barack Obama too is minimalist. Why then, must you feel bad or ashamed of leading a minimalist lifestyle.
Many consider those, leading a minimalist lifestyle to be misers. Don’t let this affect you. There is a wide difference between being a miser and being a minimalist. You are in fact doing a smart thing. Besides, having a minimalist lifestyle is going to save you money for the future.
Before proceeding to understand the benefits minimalism offers, let us first understand what minimalism actually means. Minimalism is a concept, a way of life that involves living with minimum expenses. It is, in the modern world of today, the most difficult way of life. Why I say this is because, with all the brands reaching directly to us almost everywhere we go, thanks to our cell phones with internet connectivity; it becomes difficult to keep ourselves from wanting a particular product or service. If you aren’t a minimalist, try it. I bet you will give up!
So all you minimalists, keep at it, and here’s why
Ensures Peace of Mind:
The less possessions you have in your wardrobe, the less you have to worry about damaging or misplacing them. Just like we get attached to people we love, we also are capable of getting attached to things we love. If that gets misplaced, we start stressing, getting anxious, irritated and lose our peace of mind. Minimalist doesn’t have to worry much about this.
Keeps the Body Healthy:
Spending is a bad habit! There can be no other perfect and direct way of telling you this. Most have gotten into the habit of going out to different restaurants and cafes to try out delicacies. If not that, then the food delivering apps without fail pull money out of our pockets. This, leave alone spending, also affects our health due to the constant consumption of fast food. Minimalist doesn’t feel the need to spend or eat outside, which keeps them healthy.
People these days are in constant competition with each other. Jealousy, competitiveness, envy, and hunger for more have driven people against each other. When you quit feeling the need to impress people with your possessions, or to do much better than your friends, or earn and live a lavish life as compared to others, you not only end up opening up to your family and friends but also find it easy to connect with yourself.
Creates More Space at Home and on Desk:
As minimalists are content with less, they don’t own much material, which leaves them with very less. This gives them more space for themselves at home as well as at their office desk. This helps in increasing productivity and maintaining good mental health. Too many objects around you can be disturbing for the mind.
Makes It Easy To Find Things:
People who love to accumulate things and shop a lot usually are the ones who take more time to get ready. Do you know the real reason why? That is because they spend half of their time finding their stuff. Minimalist doesn’t have to worry about this either as they have very little things to loose.
This has to end here. It’s the most crucial and obvious benefit.
Now, the choice is yours, whether to feel bad about having a minimalist lifestyle or feeling smart and flaunting it.