If you love the idea of living with less, embracing a minimal lifestyle might just be for you. Nothing feels as good for the soul as a much needed de-clutter (of your life and spaces) and often allows you to be more open to new opportunities and live a more mindful and meaningful life.
Going minimal can seem a little overwhelming... But fear not, I've got some simple steps to get you on your way to a less is more life. It's actually really refreshing, you will love it!
Know what is most important to you. Make a list of things you cherish the most (maybe 4 or 5 things) and work on getting rid of anything that doesn't fit into these areas. Going minimal is all about freeing up space and making room for the things that really add value to your life. And this isn't just about physical things.
2. Say NO to things
Easier said than done sometimes, but there is power and positivity in saying 'no'. These days it is so easy to overcommit and as a result we feel overwhelmed and 'busy' all the time. Slow down guys!!
3. Keep your home clutter-free
This is the fun part. Like I said in point one, make room for the important things. Having a good clean out can be super refreshing and rewarding. So get stuck into that wardrobe, those kitchen cupboards, the jam packed office drawers (filled with pens that don't work), and go for it! More on this topic to come..
4. Follow the "one in - one out" rule
If you get something new, something old has to go. This will help keep clutter and excess to a minimum and will encourage you to really evaluate what you do and don't need. Implement this one especially for kids toys.
5. Have a 'digital detox'
That's right... Turn it OFF. Don't look at your phone as soon as you wake up in the morning. Turn those push notifications off. Have a 'phone-free' Sunday. No phones in bed. You can make your own rules, but try and put the phone away more often.
6. Buy less
I love this one. Collect moments, not things! It's good for your wallet, most likely the environment, AND it's great for your soul. Get outside and enjoy the free beauties Mother Nature has to offer.
7. Take time for yourself
Practice meditation, yoga, or do some exercise. De-cluttering your mind is even more important than de-cluttering the house. Mindfulness is a game-changer... Try it.
So there you have it.. Go forth and be minimal. Just start.