Minimalist living, in a nutshell, is consuming less to obtain more of something. Perhaps you want to save more by cutting back.
Also, this “something” can be inspired by a need to conserve our environment.
Often you’ll see someone selling all of there stuff just to live in a tent. This is there attempt at adopting a minimalist lifestyle.
Obviously, this is the extreme version of a minimalist. Most people choose a minimalist frugal living to have a life full of simplicity.
Think about all the things you owned that really give you value. Versus all the other things like a TV or that big china set that takes up space in your life but doesn’t have much merit.
So, you get rid of the extra to maintain an increased sense of value. All that clutter symbolizes your headspace.
Free yourself of that clutter and now it has room for you to focus on other more important topics. Now, I know I’m not gundi or some guru in this space but it’s how I perceive a minimalistic lifestyle.
For some of you reading this post, you may be wondering if this lifestyle is for you? To answer that question I have to tell you why I adopted a more minimalistic approach to life.
When comes to minimalism action speaks louder than words. Saying you’re going to reduce the number of clothes you wear and actually doing so isn’t easy. Your why has to be strong and shouldn’t be based on a fad.
I’ve adopted a lot of elements of a minimalistic lifestyle to save money so I can retire early. The concepts of reusing, recycling, and consuming less mean you’ll be saving more.
So, a life in which I’m consuming the latest trends is of no interest to me. Instead, I focus on efficiency. I think minimalism and efficiency are one and the same.
I even practice digital minimalism which keeps certain apps off my phone to keep me focus throughout the day.
In my mind, I’m removing distractions and concentrating on work or on what’s in front of me.
I believe the key to free-living is one where finances aren’t an obstacle. I don’t want to be a slave to worldly positions or have debt that cages like an inmate in solitary confinement.
Your reasoning may be different than mine but when comes down to it my why is strong. I only own a few plates and utensils and try not to waste very much of anything.
Where the buck stops is living in a tent or settling down in RV for the rest of my life. I still want to have nice things but it must be of value not just to take up space.
So, minimalist frugal living is it for you? Well, how much can you cut off from what the real world wants you to be?
This sort of lifestyle is all about sacrifice in world that is increasingly selfish and narcissistic. I hope you guys enjoy this post as it’s a change of pace from what we usually write.