Minimalism is countercultural. It is contrary to every advertisement we have ever seen because we live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of possessions.
But there is more joy to be found in minimalist living than can be found pursuing more.
Benefits of Minimalism
Here are 21 powerful benefits of pursuing and living a minimalist lifestyle.
1. Spend Less.
Choosing to accumulate only the essentials often results in financial freedom. Spending less on things you don’t really need will cut your financial expenses and increase your savings.
2. Less Stress.
A minimalist home is significantly less stressful. Being able to freely move around and enjoy your home is a huge weight off your shoulders.
The fewer things in our home, the fewer things there are to clean. This makes cleaning a significantly easier chore.
The sense of freedom that comes from minimalism is truly refreshing. You will no longer feel tied to the material possessions in your home and you’ll feel a new sense of independence.
The less we consume and buy, the less damage we do to the environment.
Our possessions consume our time more than we realize.
These are valuable life lessons they will never learn in the media.
Money is only as valuable as what we choose to spend it on.
More is not better… better is better.
Create a less stressful life today and lessen the burden on someone else too.
11. Be Happier.
Owning fewer possessions makes you happier.
Own less stuff. Choose work you love.
Our culture begs us to own more.
The more stuff you own, the more your stuff owns you.
Make your home more appealing.
Release the past to create a better tomorrow.
Invest your heart into meaningful things.
Take a deep breath.
Own less clutter. Find stuff quicker.
For most families, a house is the costliest investment they’ll ever make.
Communicate what is most important.
If you need ideas on how to get started in becoming a minimalist, here are 10 creative decluttering tips.