Embracing Minimalism: A Habitual Approach to Simplifying Life


  Embracing Minimalism: A Habitual Approach to Simplifying Life

Minimalism is the process of stripping an object or style back to its most fundamental and essential components in order to create a streamlined aesthetic based on utility and simplicity. Minimalism embodies the idea that you can live with fewer possessions and less clutter by getting rid of anything that doesn't make your life more beautiful. It calls for severe restrictions - what gets tossed can be only what you don't need, never a sentimental thing left behind because it's been in the family for generations.

Minimalism offers liberation by dismantling the superfluous, liberating time, energy, money and space from destructive habits such as shopping compulsively or constantly acquiring new things just so they have something new to look at.

Going minimalist is like committing your life to a God that is all about the essentials and nothing else. It requires shrugging off your distractions, distancing yourself from the mass media for a little while, and stepping back from our excessive consumption of material goods.

The author of Minimalism: A Biography takes readers on a journey through history of minimalist design and philosophy. The book provides insight into how minimalism began in art and culture and has evolved to be embraced as a lifestyle by millions of people around the world. The book also shows how minimalism can be more than just a trend or list of 75 ways to live with less, and instead provide lasting value that extends beyond the fad.

Minimalist living, as mentioned earlier, is about stripping back to the essentials. At its most literal, this means removing physical objects from your life. This could mean getting rid of things you don't need or never use. For example: clothes you never wear; kitchen utensils you never use; books you no longer read; knick-knacks collecting dust in dark corners of your home; old electronic equipment gathering dust on shelves; old journals never looked at again once written in.

The book shows the reader how a minimalist lifestyle can bring about many benefits, including: more time for yourself and family, increased material pleasure as possessions become unnecessary, greater psychological well-being through eliminating stress caused by housework and saving time spent running errands, and also better physical health through reducing your risk of heart disease and obesity.

Through entertaining examples and compelling stories that recreate the redesigns of homes from the past to present day (classic minimalist homes with contemporary twists), readers learn how in an age of mass production, mass customization, cheap foreign goods and convenient consumerism it is possible to live with less. It is possible to design your home, life, and even work space around the essential elements that provide the greatest pleasure.

The book is not just for those who are interested in downsizing or becoming minimalist. It brings to light examples and case studies of people who have followed their passion and passions have led them down a road that may not be considered "traditional" or "normal." For example: a father leaves his corporate career as an employee to become an entrepreneur; a mother leaves her position as an attorney to once again pursue her dreams of becoming a chef; a teacher quits being a teacher to pursue his dream of living on an eco-farm and making homemade goods for sale. It discusses how passion can lead you down a path that may not be typical, but can lead to an interesting and successful life.

The book highlights the thoughts, theories, and philosophies of minimalist giants such as:
- Paul Arden - author of It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be . 
- Kondo Marie - author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing . 
- Colin Wright - author of Making Do: Innovation for Survival in the 21st Century . 
- Adam Gopnik - staff writer for the New Yorker magazine.
- Donald J. Trump - author of The Art of the Deal .
- Joshua Becker - author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own .
















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