• Shreya Dombale

MINIMILISM-LESS IS MORE

Updated: Oct 16, 2021

Aloha friends! Welcome back to Satvastraa. We all hate unnecessary drama, arguments, sometimes advices (from the people who don’t even care about you), control, explanations and meddling in your business, right? What do you do? We just don’t pay attention to it and just leave it, am I correct? Same like that we have so many materialistic things we possess that are unnecessary. Now what if I told you that have an option to let go unnecessary things which you rarely use or don’t use at all. How many things can you segregate? Many things guys! Now you must we wondering why am I just using the word ‘unnecessary’ on loop. Today’s blog is about the thing which revolves around the word ‘unnecessary’ called as minimalism.

Basic definition of minimalism is owning fewer possession. These possessions or things should be what we actually need in our daily life and we cannot live without it. (Toothbrush, utensils, clothes, etc.) We have so many alternatives for each thing that we possess. Let me give you a basic example of a pen. We just require one pen to write. But how many pens do you possess that you don’t even use? Answer to this question is many. Now you might say no I’m a student I require colored opens for projects. Okay child, why do you have 2 black pens when you actually use 1 while writing? We want more things to show our status. And the main question is do those things make you happy? Or is it more like a status showoff? It is very simple ‘excess possession =distraction’ and science has proved this thing. We are simply running after unnecessary things. We should try living a minimalistic lifestyle. ‘A minimalist lifestyle is the process of identifying what is essential in your life and having the courage to eliminate the rest. When you remove the unnecessary, you free up your time and capacity to focus on the things that truly matter in your life.’

This might sound overwhelming. We live in a world where we try to impress others. Cutting out unnecessary people from our life is important. It gives us peace and undeniable happiness. Same applies here. There are a few things you can start doing to be a minimalistic.

  • Try donating things which are no longer used.

  • If you want to buy some things which you already have replace it instead of adding more.

  • Keep things that make you happy and will add some value in your life.

  • Think before you buy.

So being a minimalistic is not easy. We all have been told more money will bring you happiness, whether you agree with this or not that’s a totally different debate. We dream of having a six-figure income, cars, houses, costly vacation, etc. but you know what our list might go on and on. Will that actually make us feel satisfied? We just want more. And today also we buy things which we ‘WANT’, these may not be the things that we ‘NEED’. Think hard about it. Want and needs are two very different words which have a deep meaning. Instead of running after peace and satisfaction just declutter in your life peace and satisfaction will come right after that to you. Always remember ‘LESS IS MORE’. I will share a link below which I would really appreciate if you read. This is about two guys Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus living a happy minimalistic life and how they encourage people to live a minimalistic life.

This is it for today. Until then stay safe and choose wisely. This is me Shreya signing off from Satvastraa. Sayonara!




 

REFRENCES:


  • What is Minimalism? Plus 8 Things it's NOT (2019). Available at: https://simplelionheartlife.com/what-is-minimalism/

  • becker, j. (2011) What Is Minimalism?, Becoming Minimalist. Available at: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/what-is-minimalism/ (Accessed: 7 October 2021).

  • What is a Minimalist Lifestyle? (And What It’s Not) (2021). Available at: https://theminimalistvegan.com/what-is-minimalism/ (Accessed: 7 October 2021).

  • About Joshua & Ryan | The Minimalists (2021). Available at: https://www.theminimalists.com/about/

  • Minimalism FAQs | The Minimalists (2021). Available at: https://www.theminimalists.com/faqs/ (Accessed: 7 October 2021).


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