Being minimalist: all the good you gain and all the bad you lose with this lifestyle

Minimalism began to enter people’s lives a long time ago, first it was in home decoration and then in lifestyle. People can also become minimalist people and this undoubtedly brings benefits for those who practice it . As we get older, all of our “stuff” keeps piling up. What happens when you can’t take it anymore? That you become a minimalist person.

If you are not completely clear, we are going to give you some reasons why being a minimalist will be a good lifestyle choice for you. Once you start, you won’t know why it took you so long to get started .

More money

You will spend less and save more money if you don’t constantly buy things. That means having more money in your bank account and living more comfortably, being able to pay all your bills and also saving a little each month. You will feel that you regain control over your economy , which makes the negative thoughts or even the stress and anxiety that many times causes being economically drowned disappear. Investing in peace of mind is also very important .

Less stress

Worrying about what others think is a harmful habit that very easily becomes second nature. Trying to keep up with the latest fashions, gadgets, and trends will leave us frantic, restless, and exhausted from so much stimulation . Once again, simplicity is synonymous with peace of mind.

To avoid this and have less stress , it is as easy as stop thinking about what other people can think – worth the redundancy – and start worrying about how you feel right now. Act accordingly to your emotions and you will see how everything falls into place .

Less maintenance

Things require space and space needs maintenance . As you reduce your possessions, you will realize that you really do not need so many things, much less think about sharing or acquiring more. Fewer belongings and less square footage means less wasted time and less money spent maintaining and caring for your possessions and living space. This, once again, puts you back where you will feel most comfortable financially .

More compassion

You can choose whether or not to be minimalist . Minimalism is a choice that you are free to make or not. You can give up anything you want and you probably still have more than most of the rest of the world. When you realize how much you have and how little you need, you gain more compassion for those in need. Living with less makes it clear that you are capable of giving more , without taking anything away from your lifestyle.

More time with loved ones

Buying things, keeping things, worrying about things, wanting things – constantly wanting things takes a lot of valuable time. Taking a break from possessions can really free up your schedule. Suddenly, you have time to sit down for a family dinner , take your partner on a date, or reconnect with other loved ones like your siblings.

Less doubts

As you become attached to your determination to eliminate excess, you come to discover what you really want. Not what you are marketing, not what your neighbor wants, but what you want. As you discover your true desires , you will understand yourself better and doubt less . No more questioning your wants, needs, and opinions while trying to keep up with the rest of the culture. You will feel better every day of your life!

More self-control

Strengthening your self-control takes time and practice.  Begin to refine it by first purging the elements that stop you, stress you, or distract you more than necessary. From there, start focusing on what really matters and practice saying no to others. The more you practice, the more your self-control and resolve will become stronger . The stronger your resolve, the easier it will be to find your goals, stick with resolutions, and commit to the lifestyle you really want.

More happiness

Less stress, more time with loved ones, less fear, more confidence – all the benefits of minimalism lead to an overall payoff: Happiness. It is worth the effort to discover that your life is really worth much more when you have less.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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