Now that you have a better understanding of the meaning of minimalism, we can start to work toward creating an approach that works for you. As with any new habit, adopting a minimalist mindset can take time and practice. It’s important to have a good view of your priorities with regard to the concept so that you can move forward in the right direction.
In today’s post, I’ll share with you some tips to help you find your own ideal version of minimalism. This can change over time, so don’t get too stuck on making everything perfect. Simply focus on determining the type of minimalist you wish to be and how you can incorporate this idea into your lifestyle.
Do Your Research
Before jumping into making any decisions on changing your current lifestyle, you’ll want to do your research. Take time to think about your priorities and values. Take a look at yesterday’s post and see if you can narrow down the type of minimalist you might be.
What’s most important to you when it comes to paring down? Write a list of what you hope to gain from minimalism. Yes, it’s true that you can actually gain a great deal when you decide to purge distractions and excess material goods from your life. You gain more time, a feeling of being in charge of your choices, better financial control, and a sense of freedom, among other things.
Take Baby Steps
When you have an idea of what’s most important to you and why you really want to pursue a minimalist path, it’s time to take some steps toward putting this concept into practice. There are lots of baby steps you can take to start setting your intentions toward the minimalist life you wish to create and to get into the habit of prioritizing. One easy thing you can do is to get rid of any duplicates you have in your home.
Just do a walk through and toss stuff you own more than one of into a box to donate. Think about things you can pare down without much stress. Perhaps it’s your wardrobe. Keep only the pieces that fit you best and bring you joy.
Maybe letting go of some of your overloaded time commitments is what will be the best place to start for you. It doesn’t matter. Just get started. Soon, you’ll feel more comfortable purging more.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Finally, keep your current lifestyle in mind when deciding where to go minimal. If you have a family, you may not be able to get everyone on board all at once. That’s okay. Small children require a lot of stuff. Perhaps your spouse has a hobby that takes up a lot of room, money, or time.
Focus on yourself first. Simplify where it makes the most sense. You can add to your routine later and work gradually to get others on board.
Finding your own version of minimalism will take time and practice, but it’s worth it. Soon, you’ll start to see things fall into place as you reap the rewards you set to gain through your intentions.