Minimalism, Tidying Up, & the Most Important Benefit Behind the Less is More Movement
Minimalism tidying up, and the most important benefit behind the less is more movement by Jay and Heather Harrington of life and Wim Dot. com. New shows on Net flicks New York Times bestselling books donation centers bursting at the seams photos of nearly rolled garments taking over instagram a new verb condo ing entering the lexicon. In case you have noticed minimalism and the tidying-up movement are having a moment less is more has gone mainstream. Is Not that the idea of living with less in the realization of the attendant benefits is a newly discovered concept thousands of years ago. Greek. STOIC philosopher epic Titas came to the conclusion that quote wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants and quote. Is just at today's culture or at least some meaningful corner of it is finally catching on. A journey toward a more minimal life. Our own journey toward a more minimal lifestyle has been marked by fits and starts for years ago we began the shift toward a life motivated less by cumulation and consumption in more by chasing meaning and purpose. We committed to living more minimally because we knew or at least thought that a life with less could lead to more. We I learned about the concept of minimalism. We were intrigued daddy of shedding possessions and living lighter appealed to us. So we started boxing up belongings and dropping them off at charitable thrift stores or placing them at the curve for trash pickup. But after a weekend of shedding, we find ourselves back where we started with a few less things but without making much of a dent in our desire for broader change. Will let us to transformational change and ultimately greater happiness was taking a step back and try to understand the larger purpose and vision we have for our lives. We focused on the end we had in mind and concluded it could be achieved. Do the means of minimizing. minimalism as a means to an end. Consumption requires a trade off and its greatest cost is time the cost of a new coat or pair of shoes isn't measured only dollars and cents busy takes time and effort to acquire those dollars and cents Kazumi Social Media Means giving up moments that could be spent doing something more meaningful. Organizing and reorganizing mounds of stuff is one of the ability to apply mental and physical energy to more productive pursuits. As one of the original minimalist writers. Henry David. Thoreau once. wrote quote. The. Cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life, which is required to be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run and quote. In other words, those things that are dominating our time and attention are stifling. The one thing we can never replace which is life. All of this is to say that it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of minimalism movement and missed the bigger picture, and in this case, the big picture is using minimalism as a means to an end to a more fulfilling intentional and purposeful life rather than treating it as an end in itself. In my personal experience I've found that merely focusing on the tactic of minimalism without a larger purpose in mind makes it hard to stick with it. Chooses Calorie counting diets measured only by the restriction of calories rarely work minimalism quests marked only by the dispossession of objects are hard to sustain. Is Difficult to stay motivated to stick with the means without an end in mind that lights you up inside. Having a larger purpose is what helps you to persevere through challenges and minimizing one's lifestyle in the face of societal pressures to do otherwise certainly qualifies as a challenge. By no means are we minimalists in the purest sense? We still have too much stuff get caught up in up with the Joneses and succumb to temptation despite knowing better. Of, the last several years with a more clearly defined mission in mind every time we have fallen down, we've been able to get up and get back on track happier and ready for what's next. For us being more minimal minded allows us to elevate and prioritize experiences over things. Having less stuff in our home enables us to spend more time outside in nature our minds are less encumbered. So we have more capacity to pursue creative endeavors that while not always financially remunerative bring us great contentment that said is not always easy because the siren song of more is addictive. If you're not careful more stuff more commitments and more mental clutter can easily see back in. If you're trying to focus on less, there's laws of cultural messaging that will suggest to you that your priorities are misplaced and you're missing out on the false promises of largesse. Having, Dude some of the tug and pull of more and less we firmly determined that yes. Bless is more worded by the knowledge born of experienced at the path of a filament lies doing the hard things. With a purpose in mind you can learn to love the process of minimalism even if it's difficult at times. As FYODOR Dostoevsky once wrote quote the mystery of Human Existence lies not just staying alive, but in finding something to live for and MINIMALISM is not a magical cure. All an organized sock drawer doesn't scale beyond fleeting satisfaction of those who have a deeper meaning mind for their lives and want to pursue a mission in life that is challenging and fulfilling falling the foundational principles of minimalism is beneficial first step toward finding lice purpose. Happiness is not guaranteed. It's hard one and the struggle for happiness begins inside with commit to be unrelenting in directing your actions in alignment with your life's purpose.