Loss and Downsizing have been married for years sewing seeds of chaos in hearts around the world! Seeing their destruction, they set out to heal wounds and ease the pain of those affected by giving birth to Minimalism. I’ve bought into the movement recently with a full-scale launch attacking each room and weeding out books, clothes, sentimental junk..etc. My experience so far has been proof I don’t know how to let go. While weeding out books to donate, I kept a book just because of the smell- a musty mix of ink and time perfectly blended. Looking over at bags for donation or dumpster, I thought about where my treasure really is: in heaven or on earth? I thought about what matters to me most.
Minimalism’s core isn’t tossing out all your treasured belongings. You’re eliminating the physical manifestations that success is how much you have. Another personality trait to describe minimalism is how counter-cultural its views are. Instead of success being a new car minimalism suggests we clean the car we have and get new speakers. Easy ways to enhance while saving you the headache of a car loan. Not distracted by an ever-changing standard of happiness, our treasure in heaven is easier to invest in. Kindness, love, peace, and joy are easier to express when we’re not striving to afford what we know we can’t afford. This doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy life! It just means let God be God in your life and not things.
Here are few ways to start living like a minimalist:
- Do a monthly inventory.
- Start a donate box.
- Track your spending every week.
- Start a gratitude journal.
- Do a social detox.
- Plan your weekends ahead of time.
- Clean out apps from your phone you don’t use.
- Start slowly with “quality over quantity “as your motto.
How have you embraced Minimalism in your life? Let me know via social media or leave a comment by clicking the link at the top.
Blessings and Peace-Randa 🙂