Minimalism

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Minimalism

Irene Sheen, Contributer

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  Minimalism is an art, a philosophy, and a lifestyle that brings freedom and value to someone’s life. It is basically the idea of getting rid of excess stuff that does not play a big importance in one’s life. This helps declutter a person’s goals and assists them in fulfilling their passions. So, this article will discuss how minimalism works, and how being a minimalist benefits one greatly.

   Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus state on theminimalists.com, “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” According to exilelifestyle.com, minimalism is a way to find happiness and adventure, rather than physical possessions. The whole idea of minimalism is not to throw out all of one’s belongings, but is instead a way to realize how much one is able to accomplish with fewer possessions. Minimalism is also a way to only live with necessary items.

 Being a minimalist has many benefits, and according to theminimalists.com, those who are minimalists “improve their health, relationships, passions, growth, and contributions.” These people are able to live a more meaningful life. According to becomingminimalist.com, they are more productive and have less stress. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus state that the benefits of minimalism are the following: “Eliminating discontent, reclaiming time, living in the moment, pursuing one’s passions, discovering one’s missions, experiencing real freedom, creating more, consuming less, focusing on one’s health, growing as individuals, contributing beyond oneself, getting rid of excess stuff, and discovering a purpose in life.” This lifestyle repositions oneself to become a better individual who is more devoted into their passion.

   Minimalism has changed the lives of many people, and has helped people to discover the advantages of having little possessions. So minimalism is basically the idea of having little, so that one can have more freedom and can follow their dreams. Although, this lifestyle is about having only a few necessary possessions, it doesn’t necessarily mean that one can only be a minimalist if they have nothing. In the end, minimalism is a lifestyle that not only brings people to realize that one can live a successful life with only a few items, but it also helps someone to fulfill their passions.