Minimalism covers a wide spectrum of categories – from everyday fashion trends to deep cleansing of your mind, and rewiring it to think in a different way; to live in a different way. At its core, it is attention towards the things we hold of high value, and removing all distractions that deviate us from this. So, taking into account all the things in your everyday life, applying this simple rule of minimalism to them will help you find your focus and refine what’s important to you. We often don’t realize, but everyday items, such as clutter on our countertops of files unfiled on our computers actually cause stress, in addition to a busy schedule. So, here’s how to totally zen out your life, with 5 simple action items.
6 Reasons Why Minimalism Will Keep Adding Value To Your Life (while still keeping your life uncluttered)
There are many lifestyle fads and trends that promise us a better life, they seem to catch on quick and fade out fast. From fashion, to fitness to tech – it only makes sense that not everything can make a big impact. Why? Well, because these trends may change small parts of your life, but they aren’t life-changing. For example, a new diet isn’t going to impact your purchase behaviours, just as a new Apple watch won’t help you get outside and make more experiences, but rather the opposite. We are often bombarded with lifestyle trends that are “all the rage,” while some of them are totally valid (say, intermittent fasting), others are total bougas (like leggings under shorts for men – may we all please put this one behind us). When it comes to making a change in your life, it’s time you’ve seriously thought about becoming a minimalist.
Weather you’re the type of person always forgetting things,like the sunglasses on top of your head, or you have a specific chair in your bedroom you plan your outfits on for each day and have a notebook full of lists – there is no doubt that we all forget things sometimes no matter how hard we try. And we can all agree, when you really need something, such as some files for a presentation, or a bag for groceries – we have a sinking feeling in our stomch picturing it sitting out our kitchen counter, ready to go out the door with us that morning. It’s completely human forget things, especially when we’re busy, running around from task to task, thinking of 27 other things at the same time. That’s exactly why we love tips and tricks to make our life a little easier and help us in remember those little things on our busy days. And, of course, we all have keys, probably a lot of them, so here’s how to organize and add to your keyring so you never forget the important things.
There’s an epidemic happening right now. Millions of people are catching on to the fact that we’ve went through the past 2 decades accumulating more stuff than we need. Persuading marketing campaigns shouting to the masses to buy this product and buy that product. Remember those flashy ads promising you that you’d be like Justin Timberlake if you bought those Calvin Klein jeans? Or what about the first Apple iPod commercial? How Iconic was that? Do you have an Apple iPod, and phone, computer, and iPad, and… Do you see where I’m going with this? Nowadays we have more stuff than we need and can account for, but fortunately – we’re gaining awareness of this. We’re putting aside those useless flashy products and going back to what is necessary, and not overkill. We’re appreciating functionality and quality over quantity and fads. We’re making a switch to owning less and experiencing more, identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary. So, here’s 17 ways to do exactly that:
It’s more likely than not that you know someone who has decluttered their life recently. Weather it be that they sold their stuff, bought a van and travelled or just moved into their new home. Or even simply that they just adapt to the mindset that less is more – in all aspects of life. The minimalist lifestyle covers quite a few core aspects of your life, which then boils down to a deep awareness about you know, materialistic things and subtracting things that aren’t necessary. And, as Christmas rapidly approaching it can be hard to know what to get that is something that you know they would truly love, in their everyday life. Something useful and functional, or maybe not even a “thing” at all! The lifestyle has an understanding of experiences being worth more than just “things,” and at the same time, an enormous appreciation for products that last. Good quality products that limit the use of other “add on products.” So, with those two avenues to go down, it can seem a litter easier, but sometimes it’s hard to sift through good or bad quality products or to decide what type of experience you want to give them. So, we’ve done some of that searching for you and here are some of the best gift ideas to get a person who has adapted the minimalist lifestyle!
Welcome to 2018, a time where markets are more saturated than ever and it’s easier to buy something new than to return it. It’s getting quite crazy isn’t it? It seems like there’s new products after new products, but yet never a product that ACTUALLY fulfills all of our needs. There’s always an extra add […]
We’re always on the hunt for things that makes us feel great and make our lives easier. When you think about it, our clothing plays a pretty important role in our lives. Everyday, we either try on 5 different outfits and settle on the first one, or get that easy-going and familiar feeling pulling out your favorite piece, adding a touch of lipstick and walking out the door.
Nothing is worse than that feeling of being under-dressed and coming across as cheap. So what makes you think that this vibe doesn’t come across when someone sees how you’ve dressed the phone you are using? After all, a phone case is not only a piece for
Spring is in the air, the weather is beautiful, the sun is shining and… revealing all of the dust and dirt that our winter housecleaning didn’t quite clear away! While cleaning house isn’t everybody’s idea of a good time, there’s something about spring cleaning that makes a minimalist (or wannabe) feel renewed and happy. That’s […]
Color Blocking For Minimalists There’s nothing discreet about color-blocking—it’s usually two bold shades paired together to create one statement-making, Mark Rothko-inspired look. Magenta and yellow, cerulean blue and navy, violet and persimmon orange, and so on. But as energetic and playful as it is, for the minimalist, it can be a touch too loud-slash-intimidating. Until not that […]