Are You A Minimalist Or Self-Indulgent?

“Simplicity, clarity, and singleness are the qualities that give our lives power, vividness, and joy, as well as the characteristics that distinguish great art.” Richard Holloway (Richard Holloway)

“So, what exactly is minimalism?” I am frequently asked. It’s a question I get from people I’ve just met as well as people I’ve known for a long time.

I usually respond with a short, straightforward explanation:

MINIMALISM MEANS HAVING FEWER THINGS.
As I previously stated, minimalism entails intentionally living with only the things I truly require—items that help me achieve my goals. I’m getting rid of the clutter in my life so I can focus on the things that really matter.

That’s my succinct, elevator-pitch response.

However, I frequently feel compelled to provide a more detailed response. When people ask follow-up questions that allow me to go into greater detail about simple living, I like to say:

IT HAS TO DO WITH INTENTIONALITY.
Clarity, purpose, and intentionality characterise it. Being a minimalist boils down to intentionally promoting the things we value most and removing everything that gets in the way.

It is a life that forces us to be intentional. As a result, it compel you to improve almost every aspect of your life.

Because no two people are alike, intentionality takes on different forms for each of us. However, it requires each of us to dig deeper and become more introspective about our values and passions.

IT MEANS FREEDOM FROM THE DESIRE TO OWN.
The lie that the good life is found in accumulating things—in possessing as much as possible—has pervaded modern culture. They believe that more is better and have unwittingly bought into the notion that happiness can be bought in a department store.

They are, however, incorrect. Minimalism allows you to be free of the all-consuming desire to possess. It deviates from the consumerism treadmill and dares to seek happiness elsewhere. Relationships, experiences, and self-care are valued. It reminds us to be grateful by allowing us to see all that we already have.

As a result, we have a more abundant life.

IT MEANS GETTING RID OF MODERN MANIA.
Our world moves at a breakneck speed. We’re too rushed, rushed, and stressed out. We put in long, passionate hours to pay the bills, but we’re getting deeper and deeper into debt every day. We rush from one activity to the next, sometimes multitasking in the process, but we never seem to complete anything. Our cell phones keep us in constant contact with others, but true life-changing relationships remain elusive.

Being a minimalist slows life down and liberates us from the modern craze to live faster. It allows you to disconnect. It aims to keep only the most essential items. Its goal is to keep the important while removing the frivolous. It places a premium on activities that add value to one’s life.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    For breakfast, do you prefer a bowl of cereal or a full-course meal?

    • A cereal bowl.
    • A three-course meal.
  • Question of

    What is the total number of pairs of shoes you own?

    • fewer than five
    • 5 – 10
    • 10 – 15
    • Approximately 20 or more.
  • Question of

    Do you believe that having name-brand items is always necessary?

    • Yes, indeed.
    • No, as long as I have something similar to work with.
  • Question of

    Would you ever purchase an off-brand version of a snack that you enjoy?

    • Why not? It’s most likely less expensive and tastes similar.
    • There’s no way.
  • Question of

    Do you find it difficult to let go of things?

    • Yes, a number of times.
    • Not at all…
  • Question of

    What is your personal fashion sense?

    • Comfortable.
    • Fashionable.
    • Simple.
    • Bold.
  • Question of

    Do you think you have a shopping addiction?

    • YES, absolutely.
    • No way.
  • Question of

    Which store would you prefer to shop at?

    • Malls.
    • It’s a thrift shop.
  • Question of

    What brings you the most joy?

    • A new television.
    • A delicious ice cream bowl.
    • A new set of clothes.
    • A nap.
  • Question of

    What is the age of your phone?

    • It’s only a year old.
    • Age range: 1-2 years.
    • Three years old.
    • I’m don’t even remember.

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