Maybe you have never heard of the term minimalism, maybe you have. If you’re new to minimalism, you will quickly discover that minimalism doesn’t look the same for everyone. Here is why minimalism looks different for everyone.
If everyone wanted or needed the same thing out of life, it would be boring. What your family wants out of life is going to be completely different than your neighbor. Keep this in mind as you prepare for your minimalism journey.
Different parts of the world
The best thing about minimalism is that there are people from all over the world celebrating it. It looks different for everyone because we live in different parts of the world. Some people are forced to have less based on where they live – but they still enjoy life to the fullest. Others choose to be a minimalist and enjoy life as well.
Seeing others who are joining the minimalism movement, it’s clear that everyone has different enjoyments. Some people may have a stockpile that they aren’t willing to part with. Another family may have two cars and aren’t ready to go down to one. Each family/person who is living as a minimalist has a different view of what minimalism is.
Minimalism is a journey
If you’re into minimalism in any way shape or form, you know minimalism is a journey. It’s a movement that helps you get rid of items you don’t need, but it also transforms you in other ways. You start to feel less stressed because you have less stuff. You start to worry less because suddenly life isn’t about driving the newest car or keeping up with the Joneses. Keep in mind that minimalism is a journey and it looks mighty different for everyone.
Caring what other people think – isn’t part of the journey
If you were to join a Minimalism group on Facebook, there are common questions about “how much of this should I have?” or “how does my living room look?” To be honest, minimalism isn’t about that. Minimalism is about creating memories instead of buying stuff. It’s about being happy with who you are instead of what you have.
Once you let go of the idea that stuff is what makes you happy, you will watch yourself free up. Your soul will be set free and you will start to enjoy life again. Anxiety dissipates and you will find a new found freedom in not needing things, but craving experiences.