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Don't panic, this is a warm and friendly blog: really
Let me explain my version of minimalism.
I'll try and keep it short.
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It isn't just an art movement or a design style and it doesn't mean living in a white,
Becoming minimalist isn't about chasing perfection.
It doesn't mean 'going without'.
Minimalism is about reducing unnecessary stuff from your life: whether that be
possessions, commitments or negative thoughts/emotions.
It's about owning less stuff and having more S P A C E without necessarily moving house.
It's about enjoying what you've got instead of living for the future.
It's about valuing yourself and others above material possessions and status symbols.
It's about freeing up time to do the things you never get time for.
Minimalism can help you gain control of your life but it won't happen overnight.
Minimalism doesn't require minimal effort: it's HARD WORK.
Still interested? Why not try...
◊ Declutter one small area: your handbag; desk; one kitchen cupboard ...
◊ Buy one less thing - ask yourself: Can I manage without this? Does it really need
replacing? What could I use instead?
◊ Choose an alternative activity to shopping: read a book, visit a friend or go for a walk.
◊ Focus on what you have got rather than what you haven't got: S T O P comparing
yourself to others.
◊ Take some pressure off yourself by doing one less thing on your 'to do' list.
Phew: I've got that off my chest.
Hope that wasn't too heavy - why not try one of these tips and reflect on how
it makes you feel.
Maybe you're already doing some of these things: Yeah, you're a minimalist already and you didn't know it!
Let me know how you get on and have a great week.