Minimalism 101

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Minimalism is misunderstood.

Believe it or not, minimalism is less about what you own and more about the way that you think.  It’s an approach to all of life that can help even the busiest, craziest, messiest, most overworked of us find clarity and purpose in what we do.

Do you need to get rid of your car?

Not if you don’t want to.

Do you have to chuck out your collection of china rabbits?

Not necessarily (for my take on ornaments, see here).

Do you have to believe in God, Buddha or Some Other Divine Spirit?

Nope.

Do you have to start sewing/growing your own veg/making your own chicken stock?

Sigh.

No, no, and no.

You see, this is the problem. Minimalism is perceived as being so many things that, quite simply, it really isn’t.

What the hell is it then?

Minimalism is about letting go of the things in your life that hinder you.

Minimalism is about recognising what you do not need.

Minimalism is about having the clarity of mind to pursue the things that will make the most difference to you, and your loved ones.

Minimalism is about finding yourself, understanding yourself and accepting yourself, wherever you come from, and however you got to where you are now.

By focusing on the essential (and that list will be different for each of us), minimalism can clear a path to a happier, more organised, and more rewarding way of living.

Imagine being able to focus on your work without distraction.

Imagine being able to plan dream goals, and then take the steps necessary to achieve them.

Imagine living in an environment that makes you feel calm and at peace.

Imagine having the time to think things through, and to get through your day without panic or hurry.

Imagine knowing yourself and liking yourself. Really liking yourself.

Imagine going to sleep each night wrapped in the peace of a day lived, not wasted.

Minimalism can take you from overwhelmed and overworked to a place of joy.

I created this website to share my love of minimalism and to provide practical, step-by-step guides to finding your way out of chaos.

Enjoy the journey.

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