5 Ways that Becoming a Minimalist Can Save Your Sanity
If you are like most of us, your home tends to be a constant source of anxiety simply due to all of the stuff that it holds and the constant to-do lists that you have running through your mind. That is pretty much exactly the opposite of what “home” is supposed to mean though, right? We all need our homes to be where we come to relax and unwind from the stresses of life outside of the home. Adopting a minimalist lifestyle can bring you these things.
If you want to get back to a life where home is your safe place and the place that you can go to relax, unwind and take your sanity back, you can. Just check out these 5 ways that becoming a minimalist can save your sanity:
Less Clutter. Okay, so this is an obvious one, but still worth noting. When you have less stuff, you will have less stuff to clutter up your home with. No more full and messy closets, cabinets and drawers that you are afraid to open for fear that stuff will fall out. Being constantly surrounded by clutter is very stressful, why not avoid this stress.
Less Cleaning. With less stuff, you have less stuff to clean. No more knick knacks to dust, less laundry to do and the list goes on and on. Plus, when you live minimally, you will find that you have more open space in your home which is easier to clean as you aren’t having to clean the nooks and crannies around each item. When you have to spend all of your time cleaning, you have far less time to relax and recover.
More Time with Family. How many of your weekends are spent taking care of your stuff? Whether you are cleaning out the garage or remodeling a room in your house or simply doing a week’s worth of laundry, it is always something (remember those to-do lists we were talking about). Most of us spend so much of our time off taking care of our stuff, that we miss out on precious time with our family. With less stuff, we have more time leftover for family time.
More Money. Less money being spent on stuff means more money in your pocket. This is beneficial to those that may be stressed out about finances. Finances are a huge strain on mental health and if you have fewer financial stresses, you will feel significantly better.
More Intentional Living. While you are living a minimalist life, you can put more of your energy into intentional living. Intentional living is when you are able to make conscious attempts to live according to the values and beliefs that you strive to reach. When you are less worried about all of the stuff cluttering up your life, intentional living becomes a reality.
I try to declutter my home every weekend because during the week I typically just drop things and go. By using the weekend and my free time to my advantage, I am able to keep a minimalistic mindset and only focus on the things I need.
Have you tried to become a minimalist? If so, share your story below! I'd love to hear what worked and what didn't!