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How To Start Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

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How To Start Living A Minimalist Lifestyle
Living in a more minimalist way can create more free time, more money in your savings account, and a more purpose filled life. I started my minimalist journey about two years ago, and since then I've quit my job, saved a lot of money, and traveled to over 20 countries.

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The decluttering process

The decluttering process

To live a simple lifestyle, you’ll need a simple living space. Focus on keeping things that you value deeply, and toss things that you don’t need any longer.

Giving yourself time will ensure that you are intentional about what you keep and what you discard.

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Minimalists live intentionally

Minimalists live intentionally

If there is something in your life that you don’t love, change it. Cutting out the things that aren’t serving you is the first step for creating the life you want.

An exercise that really helps is to write down what an ideal day would look like for you in five years time. Then work toward that goal.

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Applying minimalism to your relationships

Going minimalist also means spending time with only the people you want to spend time with and focusing your social time on people who lifted you up.

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Be intentional with your time

Every time you receive an invitation, make some time to think about whether it’s something that you are excited to be attending.

Give the majority of your time to activities you enjoy doing.

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Apply minimalism to your finances

Apply minimalism to your finances

A big part of minimalism is creating financial freedom.

Try setting up an automatic transfer, so that you can save without even trying. Think about cutting out unnecessary expenses and subscriptions that you don’t use to save even more.

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Subtraction for addition

Minimalism is not about what you own. It’s about reducing the things in your life that aren’t providing value, so you can have more space for the things that truly matter.

Minimalism as a form of mindfulness

Minimalist could be about silencing the noise of an increasingly loud world, about calming the millions of thoughts that flow through my monkey mind and giving yourself permission to slow down and take a breath.

Digital minimalism

Digital minimalism is a "philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimised activities that strongly support things you val...

The principles of digital minimalism

  1. Clutter is costly. Digital minimalists recognise that cluttering their time and attention with too many devices, apps, and services creates an overall negative cost that can swamp the small benefits that each individual item provides in isolation.
  2. Optimisation is important.To truly extract the full potential benefit of a technology, it’s necessary to think carefully about how you’ll use it.
  3. Intentionality is satisfying. Digital minimalists derive significant satisfaction from their general commitment to being more intentional about how they engage with new technologies.

Our relationship with technology

"The underlying behaviours we hope to fix are ingrained in our culture, and […] they’re backed by powerful psychological forces that empower our base instincts. To re-establish control, we need to move beyond tweaks and instead rebuild our relationship with technology from scratch, using our deeply held values as a foundation." - Cal Newport

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Minimalist principles to apply to work

  • Declutter your workspace, including your computer;
  • Identify the essential and say no to unnecessary activities;
  • Whatever you do,