Being a product of your environment has several different meanings, including how your environment affects your mood and mental state. When it comes to your home, how it appears can affect and also be a reflection of your internal world. Is your room always messy? Are your belongings scattered everywhere around the house? Was it the last decade when you last washed the floors?
Since many of us have been spending the majority of our time at home these past few months, you may fall into one of two categories. Either you’ve done a total deep clean and gotten rid of old items and clutter OR you’ve accumulated more and more clutter by being at home. Living in clutter can be a huge distraction and even a contributing stressor in your life. Adopting key principles from a minimalist lifestyle can help you declutter your home and your mind for a happier and healthier you.
WHAT IS A MINIMALIST LIFESTYLE?
A minimalist lifestyle means living with the things you really need and getting rid of the rest. You can achieve this by removing clutter and anything that distracts you from living with intention and freedom. If your internal thoughts feel chaotic and out of control, it's time to declutter the space around you. By adopting a more minimalist lifestyle, you'll feel a sense of calm and create more order in your life.
Reducing every day mental stress and nurturing this sense of calm all boils down to establishing a routine. Here’s how to build a minimalist routine in 3 easy steps: