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How Minimalism Has Helped Me To Create The Life I Desire

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

“I changed my thinking – It changed my life”

min·i·mal·ism /ˈminəməˌlizəm/ noun a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by [extreme] spareness and simplicity

Let’s talk about Minimalism. Minimalism has quite a bad reputation. Many people think of some kind of hardcore lifestyle with many rules. Minimalism is often thought of that you can only own x amount of things, hardly any furniture, and you sleep on a mattress on the floor. This is such a misleading image!

Yes, there are people who have a lifestyle as described above, but this is not the definition of a minimalist.

Minimalism is a way to get to the essentials of your life; you will start to appreciate the things you do keep in your life and their function. Whether it is there to bring you joy, or to fulfill a function. It’s a new way of thinking about everything in your life.

Through minimalism, you can get a feeling of freedom, order, and peace. It looks different for everyone, and you have to find your own way.

My own story

I will start by sharing my own story, including some embarrassing moments.

As a child, I was always collecting stuff. The collection changed as I got older, but it was Barbie, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Paddington Bear, Disney videos and everything related to The Backstreet Boys. There was also a short Peter Andre and Jeremy Jackson moment. Yes, I told you there were some embarrassing stops along the way.

Luckily, my room was never a mess. I was alwa