Tuesday, October, 21, 2014
Minimalism may sound new word to you, but it’s not new. It’s just not popular at current time but it will be someday.
First things first, let’s be clear about it, minimalism is the act of doing, consuming and using only those things that you need for optimum life.
I heard this term from Leo Babauta founder of Zenhabits and Joshua and Ryan, founder of Theminimalists. Do you know, little back(ok more back), about 1-2 century ago, there were no any mobile phones, junk foods, luxurious products etc that we have today but also our great-grand parents were happy and living their life soundly. But now we have all, we have all the great luxurious things that never been built before, within our reach. But still we are not content(include me also), we are trying to achieve more and more, thinking more is better. We are in a rat race of achieving and accumulating more. We are making life more complicated, we are forgetting that we have only 24 hours per day and can do only few things in those hours.
But don’t get me wrong, I am not urging you to dump all those things and commitment you have accumulated over those past years. I just want you to think, how your each day is spent, what type of things you do daily and do they really matter after a month, a year, a decade or when you reach to old age. These unnecessary distractions are only eating our time and effort. So, why not spend time on things that really matter like improving health, relationship with loved ones, personal development and contributing to make other’s life easier.
Just think about these things. Well, I am not either good at it but trying to be. I believe one thing, trying to do everything ends us up doing nothing, we just have to prioritize for the things that really matter and make best use of our time. If you want to read more, then go to my old article “Are you a materialistic person”.