BECOMING A MINIMALIST

In a world in which we are covered by all kinds of obligations –  thinking of survival, earnings and constantly comparing ourselves to others are the most important things. We are stressed and don’t even think of a simpler life. It seems to be utopia of a modern society.

Being astonished by material stuffs, we forgot what truly matters in life. However, there has to come a moment of mind explosion that makes us consider our decisions and think about how they reflect on our well-being. A cliché question comes to our mind: Does what we do make us happy? The answer always seems to be very clear, as long as we’re being honest with ourselves.


”Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.”
(The Minimalists)

https://www.theminimalists.com/minimalism/

Found in such a situation, I knew that there’s something I needed to change. One day I heard of a ‘minimalism’. At first, I imagined it  as a very aggressive and radical word. In my mind, I saw a blank room with white walls, no furniture and a man drinking water from his hands. The man that had no idea about what was going on with modern society – An antisocial human being, that didn’t understand social media thing, or, in the worst case, a barbarian hidden in woods. Not the first time my thoughts were far from the truth. Reading about what it takes to be a minimalist, I decided to become one.  

Here’s what I found:

  • Minimalism is not about not having things at all. It is about having useful ones.
  • Cliché sentence ‘money doesn’t guarantee happiness’ is not just a cliclé sentence.
  • It is all about being mindful. Whether you’re drinking coffee, having time with your friends or climbing a tree. A moment captured is worth so much more than a moment forgotten.
  • You can have a car and still be a minimalist.
  • It is the best tool to deal with anxiety.

4 thoughts on “BECOMING A MINIMALIST

  1. Your last finding is easily one of the most important in my opinion. With the increased statistics of mental health issues and the increased consumerism worldwide – surely there’s a correlation? Minimalism isn’t about defining your life by five items. However, life also isn’t about being defined by needing to own more items than others, to claim success or more importantly, happiness.

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  2. I remember in high school when we learned about Maslow hierarchy of needs in psychology class. I think In the 21st century our needs keep becoming higher and higher( money , online fame etc), and we completely have disregarded our lower order needs ( good food , family, friends). Because we just generally assume there always going to be there when they might not.

    So I think you really hit home when you talk about the small things to appreciate such as “drinking coffee “ or “climbing a tree”. Great post and best of luck with building this blog!

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