Minimalism: a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity
Minimalist: a person who exists with few possessions
What does being a minimalist entail? It’s not selling everything you own, but more of ridding the excess to gain a different perspective on life. A minimalist: A person who owns little. Many claim that being a minimalist can help you live more in the moment, experience real freedom and help you discover purpose. However it can also teach us the value of our belongings, our time and the art of simplicity, by choosing to live a life with few possessions and simple materials. We believe in being practical, enjoying what you own, having a connection with the things you love and combining minimalism with a healthier lifestyle.
We encourage you to own less, create new habits, which will create more time for your passions.
Do you feel you have clutter in your home?
Would you like to do more for the environment?
Do you want to live in a non-toxic environment?
The following are a few suggestions that may help you take steps to become a minimalist:
1. Spring cleaning: clean out all of your unnecessary junk, unworn clothes, and other miscellaneous objects. Donate, sell, and or recycle! Remember, the less you own, the more you are able to focus on other important aspects of your life.
2. Replacing or purchasing an item? Buy eco-friendly, sustainable, organic, toxic-free products, whether it is a mattress, bed linens, furniture, flooring, or just simply painting a room.
3. When purchasing new products, ask yourself, do I really need this? How does it add value to my life?
4. Purchase items that are well made and don’t have to be replaced over and over again.
5. Refuse to bring products into your home that have been manufactured with cancer causing chemicals like formaldehyde, vinyl chloride and benzene.
There’s nothing wrong with owning material things, but by limiting ourselves, we are able to discover the world beyond our possessions and find that same satisfaction through living a purpose-driven life.
Give these healthy minimalism tips a try and let us know what you think!
- Victoria Edwards