The solution to most of your life’s problems lies in minimalism – simplifying every area of life by choosing less, by eliminating anything that can be removed, and being left with what truly matters to you.
However, the benefits of living a minimalist life go beyond that. If you haven’t really thought about it, chances are you don’t know how it can significantly improve your overall health – physical, emotional and mental.
1. Less tasks less stress.
Nowadays we’re always in a rush and can’t catch a break. That may result in burnout, after which we’ll need a lot of time to get back on track.
What is the solution? Prioritizing and selecting only the tasks which are truly important for you.
2. Quality over quantity.
We don’t need to spend a fortune to eat healthily. The assumption that good food is a privilege of rich is wrong. Simplicity in what you put on your plate would save you time and money and surely it will benefit your health.
We need to give to our body clean veggies and fruits every day, some fiber and quality carbs. Buy simply. The best way to keep track on the nutritional value of the products you are eating is buying fresh, clean (preferably organic or from the known resources), unprocessed food.
If you buy complicated processed food you will not only make a mix which is harder to digest to your stomach but probably will get significantly fewer nutrients than if you create a simple dish from fresh products. Buy eating simple products decrease the risk of food allergies and chemical ingredients which may cause pimples and other skin problems. No speaking how much cheaper it will be!
3. Clutter makes you sick.
Having too many possessions at home means you’ll need to take care of them all the time. A big house needs more cleaning too. But people rarely find the time to do all that or even consider it. What’s more, living in clutter may result in tripping into objects, or other accidents in daily life.
What about a disorganized desk and computer? Well, even taking a look at papers piling up can give you a headache, while thinking about the chaos in your email inbox can cause stress and depression.
To fix that, declutter everything. Dedicate a weekend to get rid of anything you don’t use. For everything else, find a place and keep it there.
You’ll save yourself a lot of worries in the future this way.
Give away clothes to friends, sell some furniture if you have to, organize your desk, and keep everything clean and simple.