So much so that we have talked about the minimalist life on the blog, when on many occasions we are not clear about what it means. I, without realizing it, was beginning to practice minimalism. But, what exactly is minimalism? There is talk of digital minimalism, fashion, architecture, lifestyle. The minimalists, are those who live in a precarious way and only have two pairs of pants? What a mess!
An explanation that should have been one of the first blog posts (better late than never!). Today I want to talk to you a little about the roots of minimalism, a necessity to begin to understand this lifestyle. and also for see the multiple benefits of minimalism in every aspect of our busy lives.
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consumerism and minimalism
A minimalist rejects everything that tries to frame a false happiness in material things. A minimalist looks for the essence, the utility of each object, thought or relationship. This philosophy of life promotes detachment and is responsible for showing us a clear guide to set our priorities.
With minimalism we learn to understand that happiness and well-being are not found in the accumulation of objects and superficial experiences, but in the simplification of routines and the elimination of everything that does not contribute to us.
Practicing minimalism involves making conscious decisions about what we really need and what we don't. It means getting rid of everything unnecessary and focusing on what is essential to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
By taking a minimalist approach, we can free ourselves from the burden of having too much and feeling overwhelmed. It allows us to be more present in the moment – in the here and now – and find satisfaction in the simple things in life. Also, minimalism promotes sustainability by reducing overconsumption and waste.
Looking at it from the context of a consumer society, minimalism invites us to reflect on our priorities and how we spend our time more consciously. By freeing ourselves from what we don't need, we can find greater mental clarity, more time, resources, and satisfaction with what we have.
It is not about stopping buying, but about doing it in a measured, responsible way and in tune with what you really need.
Minimalism makes us open our eyes to a new world of abundance and awareness towards what is really important.
With social networks and the bombardment of advertising they try to make us believe that happiness is in material things, in compulsive buying and in the absurd principle that happiness is achieved through compulsive accumulation and spending.
if you look around The reality that hides an extreme consumer lifestyle is disorder: the disorder of ideas, the excess of material objects, information, toxic relationships and little quality free time.
If to all of the above we add the excess of work, then we are all here. It is a vicious circle that leads us to stress and constant dissatisfaction, even when we think we are where we want to be.
Instead, minimalism seeks to gradually reduce everything unnecessary. He is showing us a totally different path that requires time, involvement and a lot of patience. in that process we learn that what is really important comes down to very simple things that are relatively easy to achieve.
Quality before quantity
minimalism as a concept
Speaking in a much more general term, minimalism is a tendency to reduce to the essentials. It is that principle of make everything easier, return to the essence of things to organize our environment and ideas from there.
There was already talk of minimalism a long time ago applied to many artistic fields such as painting, where minimalism has had a lot of impact. Another equally important is architecture.
Understanding minimalism as a lifestyle
Minimalism is applied to many areas such as architecture, but If we go to people and how we can apply it, what is minimalism?
minimalism is a lifestyle that goes beyond the aesthetic and the material. Many people have a very fixed idea of a minimalist person: straight lines, black and white clothing, and reduced objects. That idea is old and generalist.
A way of living that has evolved to other broader areas such as: emotions and thoughts. Minimalism has become a way of life that is very compatible with any other, which basically seeks to reduce our entire environment to what adds value and is necessary.
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Prejudice about minimalism
Minimalism life is surrounded by unfounded opinions which are basically due to the lack of knowledge on the subject or ideas that have been given as valid for a group that can be as varied as any other lifestyle.
It is false that minimalists are stingy, count everything they have, do not know how to live, it is a lifestyle for a very small group of people and endless things.
Minimalists are the complete opposite of what these prejudices dictate, butYou just have to delve a little deeper into that way of living to understand and respect the peace that living in a simpler way provides.
Less is more.
The minimalist life and its implications
As we said before with minimalism we seek improve our life by mediating the reduction of the superfluous to the essential. Well, when we talk about lifestyle we mean almost any area of our life. Minimalism can be perfectly applied in:
- personal finance
- Professional and spiritual personal development
- Material objects
- trips and experiences
Just as we also find other types of minimalism:
- emotional minimalism
- digital minimalism
- financial minimalism
- artistic minimalism
The revolution of a minimalist life
Minimalism is here to stay and more and more people are embracing this lifestyle and adapting it to their lives giving it their own personal touch.
Let's try to be open to new ways of living. Dare to try new things, to evaluate and analyze your objectives and goals to be able to change things that are not going well or we want to improve in some areas of our lives.
Starting to value other things like time, money and experiences can lead us to the inevitable fate of a more focused life. From there we begin to reduce everything that hinders us and it is at that moment, when we reach a bit of peace and liberation, when we do not want to let that feeling escape.
less but better
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