Do you often feel overwhelmed? Is housework a chore which often gets you feeling down and stressed? Very often our surroundings impact our internal thoughts and feelings. When you have a cluttered space around you, you will end up also having a cluttered mind. By going minimalistic you can reduce the stress and overwhelmed feeling. Let’s explore more in below.
Do we really need every purchase we make?
Do you find that perhaps you buy things without real thought of whether or not you truly need that item? I have been guilty of this in the past, often I find that I think something looks great, whether this is clothing, an object or even food, but the reality was that I didn’t really need it.
Next time you are shopping, whether online or in person, ask yourself before making the purchase- “Do I really need this?”
What are the benefits of having a de-clutter?
There are so many benefits of having a de-clutter. Here are a few:
1. Decluttering helps as a distraction and makes us feel better. If you are full of anxiety, why not take your mind off it for a few hours and spend time cleaning and tidying? This has shown so many positive effects on mental health.
2. It has philosophical benefits, such as embedding a positive mindset when it comes to a clutter free life and becoming more minimalistic.
3. It helps with your mindfulness. By really thinking about your belongings and sifting through them, you can really get to grips with what each item, or clothing really means to you. Being more mindful aids your mental health. It allows you to feel calmer and more in control.
4. Oh boy, does a clean up and declutter help cleanse your space. It creates space to breathe within your home. You will no longer be feeling swamped by the never ending clean up routine, or constantly looking around to just see meaningless ‘stuff’.
5. You figure out very quickly what really matters to you and what serves you well. Suddenly ‘stuff’ isn’t so important, but certain items and clothing bring you benefit, joy or warmth.
6. You can save energy by having less clutter to keep on top of. It saves cleaning time, and creates a lot less stress in your life.
7. If you have a lot of clutter in your home, you can create a sensory overload, which results in further anxiety.
Once you’ve had your de-clutter, you will be more thoughtful when it comes to further purchases. You will be able to really think about whether or not you need items when you’re out shopping or when you’re browsing the online shops.
This will save you a lot of money going forwards and will make each purchase you make that more rewarding. You will get more joy out of when you buy something than when you’re always just buying items.
Becoming minimalistic doesn’t have to be extreme. By cutting down on the clutter in your home and life and only focusing on what really brings you joy, you are able to free up energy and space you wouldn’t have had before. Really consider future purchases which could take up physical space, as well as emotional and mental things too!
Would you ever become minimalistic? What are your views?