Less Stress

A minimalist home is less stressful. Clutter is a form of visual distraction as everything in our vision subtly pulls at our attention. The less clutter, the less visual stress we experience. A minimalist home has a calming feel.

I have found this to be true and you will too with a simple experiment. Compare two counter tops: one that is clear (minimal) and one that is cluttered.  Look at each of them separately and gauge your internal response. What exactly is your emotional and mental response? Notice how the clear countertop brings about a calming effect and the cluttered one bring emotions of distraction or anxiety. Now, magnify this emotional response throughout your entire home.

A minimalist home is significantly less stressful. I have found this to be entirely true. And so will you.

Joshua Becker

About Joshua Becker

Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. daisy says

    Thank you for creating such a positive website. I am a dedicated mom, a passionate wife, and an enthusiastic full time student. This website is exactly the support I needed because I want to change our budgeting (since only one of us is working).

  2. Jocelyn says

    I’m on my own journey toward a minimalist lifestyle…trying to get my family more into it as well. May I just say, that I have found your blog by way of google and I can’t stop reading your posts. Very inspiring! It’ll take me a while to catch up to current date, but I’m enjoying reading about your family’s journey!

    • Jo says

      That’s why hotels/motels feel so free on vacation. Many really are not nicer than our home, but they feel weightless…no clutter!

  3. joey correia says

    I became a minimalist when someone told me this riddle (Q1) the poor have it the rich want it? (Q2)if you drink this you will die?.(Q3)whats greater than god?

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