At this point of my minimalist journey I realized anyone can benefit from minimalism. At the beginning of march my husband and I began the minimalist game. Since then I’ve had many friends and coworkers ask what exactly I’m doing. I’m glad they have been inspired but I want them to know I am doing more than getting rid of things.
Here are 5 benefits I have received from minimalism and I think can help anyone:
- Minimalism changed the way I think of stuff. You know that really unhealthy way we value things. The hours we spend working to buy stuff that we won’t need in a few years maybe even months. I want my home to be filled with things that I use and that bring my life value.
- Minimalism changed the way I think about money. I have always heard that debt was bad but then I grew up and realized you can’t do anything without credit. To me that meant I need to buy things on credit to build my credit. Now I am working to pay off my debt so I can not be hindered to do things that add value to my life.
- Minimalism changed the way I dress. I was one of those people who had heaps of clothes. My closet and dresser was full of clothing I would look past unless I needed to do laundry and was forced to wear it. Now I have clothes I feel good wearing and my laundry load is way less. (I have recently started project 333 and will post about it soon)
- Minimalism changed the way I think about relationships. Have you ever went out for coffee with a friend and all you could think of was how much you have to do at home? That was me. I had laundry, cooking, and cleaning on my list and wouldn’t enjoy the time with a friend. Since minimalism came into my life I am working to value relationships and spend time with people getting to know them.
- Minimalism changed the way I think about time. Time is valuable. We only have a certain amount of time on this earth. Our choices we make determine what we will be doing with that time. Do you want to spend all your time working for “stuff”?
Minimalism changed the way I use my phone! (Still working on this) I do not want to miss out on my life because my face is stuck in my phone.