I’ve been exploring minimalism for the last few years. I’ve always liked the concept of minimalism and have tried several times to go full on and be a minimalist. My struggle with minimalism is that I would clear my entire space get rid of all the things I don’t need, but then I would start shopping and buying things again. I’ve been on youtube a lot lately and I’ve been seeing some people talk about minimalism and how it has changed their life and I’ve decided to go ahead and give it another shot. The difference this time is that I’m not getting rid of my stuff.
What is Minimalism?
You might be thinking how can you be a minimalist but your not getting rid of anything? Well minimalism is much more then getting rid of stuff its about being mindful when you are purchasing stuff, it is about living in the moment and spending money on experiences over stuff. If I can achieve these things then I will start getting rid of my stuff. It is easy for me to get rid of my stuff its harder for me to live in the moment and be mindful.
Getting Rid of Stuff
When I do eventually start getting rid of stuff and downsizing I want to make sure I only keep the highest quality items and that I absolutely love them. My hardest thing to get rid of is going to be my purse collection. I love high quality buying purses but in reality I can only carry one purse at a time so why do I need 10 in my closet?
I can still have nice things
I think there is a misconception when it comes to minimalism. Minimalism is what you make it, to me minimalism does not mean you can’t have nice things. My dream car is a Audi R8, just because I’m a minimalist doesn’t mean I need to stop wanting things. I understand a Audi R8 isn’t going to bring me happiness and I don’t want 5 sports cars taking up space in my future mansion. (Hey I can dream!) Its about being mindful of what I buy and asking myself if it is worth it. If a car is a car is a car….then why when someone has name brand clothes or nice cars or a nice house is it assuming that they are not a minimalist?
The benefits of minimalism are amazing and I will keep you guys updated as I go through this journey!