All of this sounds good and makes sense, but you have got no clue how to start living minimalistic? No problem, we have collected a few tips to slowly introduce in your everyday life:
1. Start your day without your phone: Be honest, are you using your mobile phone as an alarm clock? And in the morning, after your phone rang, are you checking your mails and social media accounts? This habit alone should be eliminated. Nowadays, people are way too dependent on their smartphones. Try to use an old-school alarm clock and take your time to really wake up. Create new rituals and have your breakfast without any distractions. Visualize your day, meditate or think about last night’s dream. All of this will bring you mental calmness.
2. No television for a week: After an exhausting day you normally turn on the TV in order to relax? There are so many other great ways to calm yourself down. It may help if you take a walk in nature on your own, to combat any thoughts concerning how stressful the day was. You could also grab a book and read something or take a refreshing bath. As long as you avoid technical devices, you are good.
3. Sorting out unnecessary things: It starts with unsubscribing annoying E-mail newsletters which you do not even read. Furthermore, it will help to sort out decorations, since it will not only provide you with more space at home, but will also create clarity in your mind. When deciding if you keep something or not, take a moment and take the item in your hands. If it triggers positive feelings or memories, keep it. If you feel nothing it is a sign that you can throw it away. You do not have to have a guilty conscious if you got the item from someone else. Just remind yourself that we all change and therefore not all things have to fit us in every circumstance in life.