Minimalism is a wide-ranging concept that doesn’t have a rigid set of rules but instead uses guiding principles to challenge people to question their purchasing behaviors so that they can understand what has actual value in their life and what doesn’t.
The purpose is to get rid of any distractions, stop chasing a lifestyle of buying things you don’t need, and increase the amount of time that you have to yourself. Ultimately, it’s about making life easier and yourself happier in the process.
1. Increase your happiness and satisfaction with life
One of the biggest reasons people adopt a minimalist mindset is because it makes it easier to enjoy life. You can focus more on richer experiences and suppress the urge to fill your home with possessions.
2. Improve your relationships with your family and friends
At the base level of just having less stuff in your home, you will have fewer distractions and, therefore, can build deeper relationships with your loved ones.
3. Enjoy more free space in your home
Owning fewer possessions means having more free space in your home. The aesthetics of this alone are pleasing, but it also means you can be creative with the blank canvas you’ll now have.