What does minimalism mean to you? It means something different to everyone. There is no right or wrong way with minimalism and there isn’t just one way: you can tailor it to suit your life. It should fit you, rather than the other way round.
What it doesn’t mean to me:
- Getting rid of everything
- Living in an austere home
- Having no belongings
- Having no home comforts
- Blank walls
- A feeling of lack
What it does mean to me:
- Quality over quantity – in all aspects of life
- Living with less because I choose to
- Surrounding myself with just the things I love, need, use, and appreciate
- Not being materialistic
- A feeling of plenty
- A cosy, warm ‘hygge’ home
- Gratitude for everything I have in my life
- Saving money – no more reckless spending on stuff we don’t need
- Less overall consumption to help the planet
Do you consider yourself a minimalist, or do you prefer to keep your stuff and just make sure it’s tidy and organised? Please let me know in the comments, I’d love to know your thoughts.
Suggested reading: How Many Life Hours Has Your Stuff Cost You?