I present an Infographic with 7 guidelines for you to reorganize your life in the minimalist style.
To have a Minimalist Lifestyle you should:
1) Reduce Clutter
Cutting down on 60% of the ornaments you have on display in order to make your home look more spacious and in order to make tidying much easier.
Removing boxes that are under beds and on top of wardrobes. Throw these away if you haven’t been in them in the last 3 months.
Introducing systems to your life that will help you to stay on top of cleaning and jobs.
Choosing minimal furniture and other items. The form is the function.
2) Simplify Processes
We’ve already seen how introducing a few simple systems into your life can save you time and help you to streamline your life.
At the same time, you also need to think about how you can simplify processes like your journey to work and the way you work in the office.
Very important is to clear your computer and get it to run smoothly and quickly as well!
3) Make Lists
Write a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Add 3 things every night.
Write a list of all the things you want to do that are free or that you can do with items you already have.
Use this the next time you think you need to spend money on something!
4) Maintain the Reduction
Maintaining the reduction in items means staying strong and keeping your home that bit more empty.
The key is to resist powerful and tempting marketing.
Taking some time out to think about it before making any purchasing decision.
Making a ‘one in, one out’ rule. To buy anything new, you must first discard something old.
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5) Reduce Commitments
Going more minimal also means reducing the amount of rushing around you’re doing.
You do this by moving closer to family and friends, by canceling regular commitments you don’t get a lot of enjoyment out of and by learning to say ‘no’ a bit more often.
Create a calendar including some ‘me time’ and treat that as just as important as any other appointment.
6) Minimize Expenses
Find some ways then that you can minimize your expenses and start living on a smaller salary.
Moving into a smaller home.
Reducing unnecessary expenses like Netflix or Spotify.
Enjoying more free activities.
Learning to be more self-sufficient – growing your own fruit and vegetables for example and using solar panels to power your home.
Writing out a budget and knowing just what you need precisely in order to have a very happy and fulfilled lifestyle.
7) Mindset Shift For A Happier And Healthier Life
The most important part of cultivating a minimalistic lifestyle is to change the way you think about success and about items.