deepstash

Beta

How Minimalism Can Help You Find Wellness

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

https://www.becomingminimalist.com/wellness/

becomingminimalist.com

How Minimalism Can Help You Find Wellness
I spoke last week at the University of Ottawa to kick off their Health and Wellness Week. It was chilly and cold, but a fabulous event to be part of. I am thankful for the organizers and their forward thinking in connecting minimalism to wellness.

9

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

The Seven Pillars of Wellness:

  1. Spiritual Wellness
  2. Physical Wellness
  3. Financial Wellness
  4. Emotional Wellness
  5. Intellectual Wellness
  6. Environmental Wellness
  7. Social Wellness

232 SAVES


Spiritual Wellness and Minimalism

Spiritual wellness is not about any specific faith, but about fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony, while conducting activities that supports one's beliefs and values.

Minimali...

152 SAVES


Minimalism and Physical Wellness

Physical wellness is about developing healthy habits and minimizing any risky behaviors, which can affect our well-being.

Minimalism encourages physical wellness by making healthier ea...

120 SAVES


Minimalism and Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is about recognizing our financial situation and our relationship with money so that we can make rational decisions.

Minimalism by nature propagates buying less and ...

120 SAVES


Minimalism and Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness is about understanding yourself and being emotionally balanced.

Minimalism makes us focus on what we value the most by eliminating everything that distracts us. This...

131 SAVES


Minimalism and Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual wellness is about spurring a sense of curiosity by exposing yourself to new experiences, concepts, and ideas that are mentally stimulating and creative. 

Minimalism o...

111 SAVES


Minimalism and Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness is about protecting and sustaining your surrounding environment to promote health and well-being.

Minimalism contributes to environmental wellness because when ...

97 SAVES


Minimalism and Social Wellness

Social wellness is about making meaningful connections with people, taking an active part in your community and sustaining positive relationships

Minimalism frees us to experien...

108 SAVES


Minimalism and Happiness

Minimalism provides a pathway to happiness and living a meaningful life, as it supports and encourages each of the seven wellness pillars. 

It recognizes that lasting happiness and fu...

99 SAVES


SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

The new minimalism

In part, the new minimalism is a kind of cultural aftershock of the 2008 housing crisis and banking collapse. At the same time, minimalism has become an increasingly aspirational and deluxe way ...

Minimalism for the affluent

Many people have minimalism forced upon them by circumstance. Poverty and trauma can make frivolous possessions seem like a lifeline instead of a burden.

Although many of today's gurus insist that minimalism is useful regardless of income, they target the affluent. The focus on self-improvement is more about accumulation.

Minimalism of ideas

True minimalism is not about throwing things out, but about challenging your beliefs in an attempt to engage with ideas as they are, to not shy away from reality or its lack of answers. 

Underneath the vision of “less” is a mode of living that heightens the miracle of human presence.

one more idea

Nataly Kogan

“Happiness and emotional health are not extras, or bonuses, or nice-to-haves – they’re actually at the core of wha..."

Nataly Kogan

Happy Happy People

Happiness is not a goal or something to pursue at a later time. Emotional health is a skill to be mastered, not a destination to eventually arrive at.

And being happy is being linked to an active lifestyle, a better diet, better sleep, better weight management, lower stress levels, an improved immune system, and increased life expectancy.

Analyze and Identify

Get perspective and clarity on which area of your life you have to focus on. Start by analyzing, examining and identifying the problem areas:

  • Fun and Recreation
  • Physical Environment
  • Career
  • Finances
  • Personal Growth
  • Romance
  • Family and Friends
  • Health

4 more ideas

Minimalism

Is focusing on and committing to the fundamentals, instead of wasting time, money, or energy on details.

A minimalistic approach can be applied to consumption, goals, schedules, tasks,...

The Diderot Effect

Obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. 

As a result, we end up buying things that our previous selves never needed to feel happy or fulfilled.

The paradox of choice

When it comes to getting things done, options aren’t always a good thing.

When everything is a possibility, it actually becomes harder to make the right choice (or any choice at all). 

Meanwhile, when we place a constraint on ourselves, it can become much easier to get something done.

2 more ideas