When we get to have financial freedom, we start acquiring and accumulating material things that can sometimes cause clutter when not properly organized, not only to our property, but it can also create a sense of clutter in our minds as well. When our mind is cluttered, it cannot be that good for our wellbeing. It can be more challenging for us to focus on our priorities and concentrate on what we need to do. And while becoming a minimalist is now becoming a trend as well, there are good reasons why you should also consider becoming one as well.
First, how do you become a minimalist?
Choose quality over quantity.
When purchasing, consider quality over quantity. Think of how long you can use the item or if someone else can use it. It doesn’t matter how much the price is but look into the value of the item you are purchasing.
Consider the cost.
Consider how much it costs to purchase an item. How many hours did you work for that price? Is it worth it? Can I really afford it? Put value into what you have and into what you plan to buy. Sometimes, we acquire things without considering its cost. Not only does it add clutter, it can also be costly.
Be Objective When You Shop.
Never shop when you have a burst of emotions. When you do, you will tend to purchase items you don’t really need. Think about a certain purchase for a little while before you actually continue buying that item. It may make more sense when your emotions are not controlling you.
One In, One Out.
When you buy a new item, find another item in your closet that you can give away or sell. This will give more space for the new item.
Why is Being a Minimalist Good for your Well-Being?
It’s good for our mental well-being.
Have you ever noticed why we are more productive when there is less clutter in our desks? It’s the same thing when we have a lot of material things that clutter our area. When there is less clutter, our minds get to think clearer, and we get to focus more. There will be fewer worries, fewer concerns to think about which is great for our mental well-being. Choose to de-clutter now.
It helps you identify your priorities.
When you are used to becoming a minimalist, you will most likely think about what you will purchase before you actually acquire it. You would tend to carefully choose and decide which items are worth the spend.
It can help you invest in other things that matter more.
Invest on experiences. Invest on activities. Invest in learning. There are things you can invest in that will nor depreciate and will even give you more value: these investments may not be physically tangible but their value lasts. When you have more to invest in other things, you have more memories, more experiences, and more learnings. Things that matter that doesn’t wear and tears, and something that cannot be taken away.
Be a minimalist, you’ll realize you actually have more which could give you a better sense of well-being.