Wellness Wednesdays | Minimalism at Home
It's Wellness Wednesday. This week: we're talking about minimalism at home and how a clean space can help with mental clarity, productivity, stress levels, and more.
Minimalism goes against everything we see on TV, social media, and targeted ads. We’re trained that buying more means more happiness, right? Contrary to the capitalist market we’re surrounded by, minimalism, especially at home, is proven to be incredibly beneficial for our mental health. Here are just a few of the many benefits that a minimal home can help us with.
If you’ve ever moved before, you’ll quickly realize how much stuff you have. Our homes are filled to the brim with fads and trends, old clothes, books, knick-knacks, and other things that have no sentimental value to us anymore. Minimalist living is growing in popularity because it allows us to focus more on the things that actually matter to us, and get rid of the unnecessary extras that are flooding our drawers and causing distractions. When we have fewer things, we’re able to appreciate the things we actually do have, which is hard to do when we’re living in excess.
When you clear out the excess at home, you’re simultaneously decluttering the mind. Less stuff means less spending, which means less stress over money and debt. We place far too much value on material objects—we’re too invested in getting our hands on the latest technology and other fleeting trends, which often takes priority over a more simple way of living. Letting go of attachments and living minimally allows you to enjoy what you have and not stress about what you don’t. With time and effort, you’ll start to value yourself above those material objects that used to take precedent.
Enjoy the present
With fewer distractions and less clutter to focus on, you’re more likely to slow down and enjoy what the present has to offer. Things take up space in our homes, but they also take up space in the mind. Items scattered around the house are often associated with past memories can prevent us from focusing on what’s happening right now. Without so many tangible distractions for us to get wrapped up in, it’s more likely you’ll be able to tune into the present moment with ease—you might even find yourself getting a boost in productivity as well. Clean up your space for a refreshed sense of focus: we suggest trying the Marie Kondo method.
If you need a helping hand in the decluttering department, Alfred can help. Schedule a consultation for a deep clean today.