Are You A Minimalist Or Self-Indulgent?



Living a minimalist life may seem quite a piece of cake to many but in real is a very difficult task. But in order to make it easy here are a few tips:

  1. Set your rules for minimalism

Minimalism is very subjective to people and holds different meaning for different people. For some people it might mean owning a certain number of items whereas for others it might mean taking up minimum space in the world, who might look for smaller and lesser facilities. This definitely doesn’t seem easy or something majority of people would prefer doing. But living a minimalist life has its own benefits as it gives a completely different perspective of life to you. The factors determine minimalism on a personal level are one’s job, family, lifestyle, needs and desires.

It can be as little as decluttering one’s home to actually shifting into an apartment that’s smaller than the previous one. For some people it is completely downsizing your life but that isn’t the norm and is definitely not mandatory for minimalist to do. You need to set your own rules of what minimalism means to you and all you need to do is make sure it I something that is sustainable and achievable.

  1. Start with a clean slate

There are always somethings that are necessary to get rid of but we don’t seem to realise it. Things like the carton in which one of your many Amazon parcel, the favourite sweater that shrunk in a wash, the denim you got as a birthday gift, or the broken items we hope will get fixed but never do. All of these items are junk just like many other items that is very apparent yet we fail to admit. Why is it important when it comes to living a minimalist life? It is necessary because these items are nothing but wasted space and minimalism is all about maximising space. So in order to have a clean slate all you need to do is throw out the trash no matter how much your heart aches while doing that.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Have a bowl of cereal or a a full-course meal for breakfast?

    • Bowl of cereal
    • Full-course meal
  • Question of

    How many pairs of shoes do you have?

    • Less than 5
    • 5-10
    • 10-15
    • Around 20 or more
  • Question of

    Do you think having name-brand things is always important?

    • Yes
    • No, as long as I have something that works in a similar way
  • Question of

    Would you ever buy the off-brand version of a snack you like?

    • Sure, why not? It’s probably cheaper and tastes similar
    • No. Way.
  • Question of

    Do you have a hard time letting go of things?

    • Yes, many times
    • Not really…
  • Question of

    What is your clothing style?

    • Comfortable
    • Trendy
    • Simple
    • Bold
  • Question of

    Do you think you have a shopping addiction?

    • YES
    • Nope
  • Question of

    Where would you rather shop?

    • Mall
    • Thrift store
  • Question of

    What makes you happiest?

    • A new TV
    • A nice bowl of ice cream
    • A new outfit
    • A nap
  • Question of

    How old is your phone?

    • Less than a year old
    • 1-2 years old
    • 3 years old
    • I don’t even know
  • Question of

    Have you ever re-purposed anything?

    • No, I’d like to but I’m not that creative.
    • No, if I want something I just buy it!
    • YES! OMG! I go curb picking all the time just so I can make something awesome!
    • Yes, but only my own stuff and only when I’m ready to toss it.
  • Question of

    You just inherited One Million dollars, you immediately…

    • Pay off your mortgage and invest the rest.
    • Go on a shopping spree…cha-ching!!!
    • Buy a Lamborghini and get the Rolling Stones to play your birthday party.
    • Spend some time and money on experiences.
  • Question of

    Your favorite band/musician/team/circus is coming to town and you want to go but you don’t have enough money. You…

    • Do your best Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble and…CHARGE IT!
    • Get a 2nd job to earn some extra money to go.
    • Look around your house to see if you can sell a few things to cover the cost.
    • Wallow in your own self-pity that you won’t be able to go
  • Question of

    When on vacation, you prefer to…

    • Go camping in a remote area.
    • Stay in a high-end hotel suitable for an A-list celebrity and to heck with the cost!
    • Stay with friends or family.
    • Find someone that needs a house sitter and stay for free.
  • Question of

    While at the mall, you typically…

    • Window shop.
    • Buy everything I want.
    • People watch.
    • Hangout at the food court and eat bad food (and people watch).

QUIZ: Are you more Hannah Baker or Jessica Davis from 13 Reasons Why?

What should really be your style?