By definition, minimalism is “a technique characterized by extreme simplicity.” This is mostly used in art, as well as in engineering and other fields that involve designing and building structures. But put it together with simple living and what do you get?
Here are some important points on minimalism and simple living:
Minimalism teaches us to live simply, just enough to cater both our needs and our wants in the best way possible.
The concept of minimalism is basically a prerequisite if you want to change your lifestyle to a simpler one. Contrary to popular belief, however, it doesn’t mean you have to entirely give up your wants. You see, minimalism allows us to cater both our needs and our wants in the best way possible. And by this, it means knowing the difference between needs and wants and prioritizing needs over anything else. Once your needs are catered, you can now cater to your wants – without compromising your needs.
Minimalism teaches us to appreciate what we have, what we had all along.
Taken for granted – that’s what most people regret doing at some point in their lives. It could be over someone they loved, as well as something they loved. Regardless, taking people for granted, as well as taking things for granted, have its fair share of consequences. The good news? Minimalism teaches us to appreciate what we have, what we had all along. As they say, there are more important things in life – aside from what we thought are the only important things in life.
Minimalism teaches us to love more and to live more.
“Love live minimalist” – love in a sense where we can focus more on the people we love and the things we love, live in a sense where we can focus on other important things, and minimalist in a sense where we can focus on ourselves and what we’re meant to do and who we’re meant to be. Simply put, it teaches us to love more and to live more. No matter who we are, no matter what we are capable of, and no matter how we are doing in life, there’s always minimalism to remind us to love and to live.