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Mindful Living: Incorporating Minimalism Beyond Your Wardrobe

Mindfulness is a pause – the space between stimulus and response: that's where choice lies.  – Tara Brach Living a life of quality is what...
Mindful Living: Incorporating Minimalism Beyond Your Wardrobe
Mindfulness is a pause – the space between stimulus and response: that's where choice lies.
 – Tara Brach

Living a life of quality is what we all want and strive for. But in an attempt to attain that, we often confuse our priorities. Instead of quality, we scramble over quantity or perhaps even status.

We forget that a life of quality is about mindful living, that is, choosing things that add value to our lives. And if it doesn't, it doesn't belong in our life.  

Mindful living isn't about sacrificing or not investing in what gives us pleasure. Instead, it is about decluttering and minimizing things that aren't essential. IT IS ABOUT CHOOSING ONLY WHAT MATTERS.

 

Mindful living through Minimalism

The concept of mindful living may mean different things to different people. While for some, it could be material decluttering, for many, it is about living life in a way free of modern conveniences or choosing simplicity over luxury. There is no right or wrong here.

To live mindfully is to choose essentials over everything else. When you opt out of things that aren't necessary, you end up living a life that prioritizes needs only. You end up making deliberate choices. You are happy with a limited number of things, and these are things that define you.

The concept of minimalism, too, treads on similar lines. But what is minimalism?

Minimalism is a lifestyle philosophy that focuses on reducing clutter and distractions to achieve greater clarity, purpose, and contentment in life. It revolves around the idea of "less is more." However, it isn't just about less clothes or less materialistic possessions. It is much more.

It is about unburdening ourselves of the pressure of excess and finding purpose and happiness in what truly matters.

And mindful living can be attained through minimalism. While minimalism is often material-oriented, it can be safely intertwined with living mindfully, where a quality life focuses on being content with less. You grow to be a person who doesn't find importance in material possession or status but rather find happiness in a simpler lifestyle.

Mindful living through minimalism is a transformative approach that encourages individuals to consciously and deliberately simplify their lives, enabling them to be more present and attuned to the beauty of each moment.

Reduction of physical clutter is crucial to the concept of living mindfully with minimalism. By intentionally curating one's possessions and letting go of items that no longer serve a purpose or bring joy, individuals create an environment for mindfulness.

Minimalism fosters mindful consumption.

Instead of spending time towards new possessions, mindful minimalists prioritize making intentional purchases that align with their values and needs. This approach encourages a more thoughtful and sustainable lifestyle.

 

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A Minimalist Wardrobe (your step towards the mindful living journey)

Adopting minimalism in your clothing choices can profoundly impact your lifestyle by promoting mindfulness and simplification.

Quicker decisions

With limited options, a minimalist wardrobe allows you to save time. You can quickly choose an outfit without being overwhelmed by too many options, leaving more mental energy for important decisions.

Say no to clutter

You'll have a more organized and clutter-free living space with fewer clothing items. And voila! Just like that, you will find yourself stressing less about what to wear – closer towards mindful living.

More savings

You save both money and time. Not only will you find investing your time elsewhere more beneficial, but you will also be financially more stable. Fewer clothing items mean fewer expenses, allowing you to allocate your resources to experiences and investments that matter to you.

Say hello to a better environment, too

A minimalist wardrobe reduces your carbon footprint. You contribute to an eco-friendly lifestyle by reducing textile waste and minimizing the resources used in clothing production.

Emotionally, at a better place

Owning fewer clothes can lead to greater contentment and satisfaction. A clutter-free, minimalist wardrobe can have a calming effect on your mind and help towards mindful living.

Exploring the Philosophical Aspects of Minimalist-Mindful Living

When you introduce minimalism in your life, you not only step into the realm of a conscious, clutter-free living but also develop an appreciation for life in general and enjoy living mindfully. 

Minimalism encourages intentional living. It gives you a sense of purpose and makes you deliberately make decisions that matter. These deliberate choices encompass what you own, how you spend your time, and what you prioritize in your life. Minimalist-mindful living promotes the idea that simplicity can lead to greater clarity and contentment.

Minimalism encourages detachment from the culture of consumerism and materialism. It emphasizes mindfulness by enabling you to be fully present in each moment. It makes you appreciate the now, be aware of your choices, and engage more deeply with your surroundings and relationships.

You evolve. Your physical space evolves. Your mental space evolves. You are nourished with what matters.

Encourage a minimal lifestyle for mindfulness

Mindful Living is a blessing

You are by now almost convinced that it isn't difficult to live a lifestyle that is minimalistic in nature. But what you really need to focus on is the uncountable blessing that comes along. 

Mindfulness is a gift very few possess and even fewer cherish. It's a practice of cultivating awareness and attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Mindful living encourages a non-judgmental approach to your experiences. You engage your senses by paying attention to what you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell in your surroundings. Mindfulness can foster gratitude by helping you recognize and appreciate the positive aspects of your life, even in challenging situations.

Remember, mindful living is not limited to any particular religion or philosophy. It's a choice that you make.

It is a universal practice that can be incorporated into various aspects of your life. And what's more, it doesn't need any prerequisites. Once you choose to follow it, you are already on the journey.

Mindful living is in minimalism. All you need to do is make deliberate choices towards simplicity.

And once minimalism has embraced you and have started mindful living, there is nirvana.

 

This blog post was written by Ayesha Mollah; a professional blogger who writes to give her thoughts and imaginations a meaning! You can find more blogs from her at https://www.bacontentcreators.com/ayesha-mollah/