What’s the Deal With Minimalism?

Many people believe that minimalism is simply a fancy form of decluttering. Or that it’s specifically reserved for the financially advantaged. In reality, minimalism is different for everyone. For many people, minimalism is a lifestyle in which you shed the items and behaviors that detract from your real values.

Yes, minimalism could mean cleaning out your closet, but it could also mean cutting out the things in your life that distract you from what’s most important. For some, minimalism is all about collecting meaningful experiences rather than material possessions. Many philosophers say that “materialism is bad for the soul,” and they may be right!

Let’s face it, we are all a part of a “consumer culture,” one that normalizes the pursuit of the next hot item. The media constantly tells us that buying product after product is the ticket to happiness. In reality, that happiness is only momentary. The feeling fades until we decide to buy the next item on our growing list. The more you get, the more influenced you are by the stuff you get. This creates an insatiable desire for more and more, which doesn’t really sound ideal.

So, is it time for you to give minimalism a chance?