Minimalism | Top 7 Things To Simplify In Your Life


Minimalism is about so much than just the physical items in your home. There are so many aspects in life to simplify and that is what minimalism is truly about: simplifying your life overall. There are the people in the your life, the thoughts you think, and the plans you make. Here are a few other aspects to consider simplifying: 

Screen Time
Spend less time scrolling through your Facebook feed and watching television. Focusing your time and attention on movies, social media, and television will affect your life much more than you would think. It will profoundly impact and influence your attitude and outlook - but unfortunately, when you live in that world on a consistent bases, you don't even realize that impact. Turn notifications off from social media only check your feeds at designated times. Take a step back and be more intentional and mindful with your free time.

Goals
Remember this, you can do anything you want in this world, but you cannot do everything you want. By reducing the number of goals you are striving for in your life, you will improve your focus and success rate. When you're focused on achieving ten things all at once, it can create an overwhelming feeling of stress. Instead, write down a list of goals you want to accomplish in your life and choose the most two important. When you finish one, you can add another from your list.

Words
This one is quite simple. Use fewer words and mean what you say. Think before you speak. Keep your speech plain and honest. Listen more, say less. Avoid gossip.

Debt
I've heard people say before that there is no way of escaping debt and  I think that is absolutely wrong. You can escape debt completely, and if it is causing you stress and holding you back, reduce it. Focus on one debt at a time and aggressively work towards paying it off. Enjoy the small victories as you tackle each one. Sacrifice a little bit of luxury today to experience more freedom later. Once you've removed all debt from your life, do not bring it back into your life.

Negative Thoughts
In today's society with the constant easy access to media, it's easy to get caught up in self-comparison. You attract the energy of your thoughts, so if you think negatively and are down on yourself, you will attract negative energy to your life. Negative emotions and feelings are completely useless, and they do nothing to help us. Take responsibility for your own mind. Forgive and make peace with the past hurts and move on. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones - you will only be doing yourself a favor.

People
They always say that the people you spend time with are the people you become more alike, and I completely agree with that. When it comes to friends, I think quality over quantity is a good perspective to have. Keep your circle small. Cut out or pay less attention to anyone who is negative in your life.

Possessions
I saved this one for last because it is the most commonly thought of aspect when it comes to minimalism, but it's certainly not the least important. Having too much clutter lying around the house can drain your energy, bank account, and attention. It can cause distraction, and eliminate that wonderful sense of clarity we all desire.

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  1. Loved this post! Screen time is definitely something I should minimalize haha, I find myself too much spending time scrolling through social medias.

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Thank you, and I am the same way! Trying to put more effort into limiting myself :)

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  2. I do spend a lot of time on the iPad in the evenings and really should cut down how long I spend on the Internet. Also one of new year resolutions is to declutter as I do tend to hold on to things that I don't use for sentimental reasons as well as maybe I will use it soon

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  3. OMG such a great post to set my New Year resolution's too.I need to minimise them all.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you found it helpful :)

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  4. I love minimalism so I loved seeing this post! I've been limiting myself when it comes to buying new stuff and only try to buy what I really need,

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  5. I found this post very interesting! You are right about these things.

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  6. I found this post very interesting! You are right about these things.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you found it of interest!

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  7. Got to admit that I'm guilty of more than one of these but i'm learning.

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    1. It's ok, we all can be! The important thing is that you are aware there is room for improvement :)

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  8. Screen time, definetely. I am a 100% addicted to my phone, but that also comes because I work alot from there. But I have to out it away more!

    X, Alex
    Www.lexpander.com

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    1. Totally understandable and relatable! I've found that when I'm finished with work for the day on my computer, I limit screen time during my free time and try to focus on other things instead :)

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