Minimalism can mean a lot of different things to different people. There is minimalist art and minimalism in architecture. For some the concept of minimalism may bring up images of someone sitting in an empty room with nothing but white walls. Minimalism can be whatever you need and want it to be. I wanted to take a moment and describe what minimalism means to my family.
To us, minimalism is a mindset. It's a tool to achieving and extracting the most pleasure and happiness from life. As a family, we have vowed to focus our time, attention, and finances on things and experiences that bring us joy and purging of all the distractions. At this point, we have rid our home and mind of over 60% of its belongings. What remains has been carefully chosen to be a part of our lives. We have decided to only spend our precious time on things that are in line with our core values. Experiences that bring us joy and enhance our time on this planet. We only spend money on things that serve a very clear purpose in our life. If it isn't in line with our values, and we can live without it, we don't invest in it.
Are there areas of your life where minimalism can serve you? Would love to hear your thoughts.