「i am a minimalist.」
I’d like to write more about some topics that I’m really interested in. One of these topics is that I am a minimalist. It’s something I’ve discovered in the beginning of 2019, so you can say that i've lived as a minimalist for two and a half years. I’m thinking of sharing more about my perspective about minimalism on this blog - mostly for the pleasure I get from being geeky and talking about this and also for documenting my thoughts. And for you, reading my blog, I also hope that you get something out of this reading too.
So, I’ve always liked a clean and organized home. I’m a structure geek. I love making lists. I love planning. My room was often clean and organized when I lived at mom’s home. I liked to go through my stuff and decide to donate or keep. I helped my mom to clean out her storehouse, it was a lot of fun. So with my own apartments, I’ve liked to keep it neat and clean. Sure, it became messy sometimes, but I preferred my home to be clean and tidy.
Fast-forward to the day when I wanted to put up my TV on the wall. I got rid of the TV bench. You see, I learned about something called minimalism and a podcast called ”The Minimalists”. I learned a lot and my decluttering period began. I really started to look at my things with a new perspective.
Here are some small notes about minimalism from my own perspective:
Minimalism is a lifestyle in which you reduce your possessions to the absolute minimum you need
Minimalism is a tool. It’s not an end goal by itself.
Minimalism is so much more than material possessions. It can also involve mental and emotional decluttering, digital information, toxic relationships, unnecessary activities, hobbies, unhealthy habits, and so on.
Minimalism focuses not only on decluttering but also on everything that remains.
Minimalism continues. The decluttering process proceeds every year.
Minimalism is about minimizing, it's not about organizing and cleaning.
Minimalism lifestyle is different to every person, it’s not a one size fits all. There is no criteria on how much or how few things you own to call yourself a minimalist.