minimalism might seem to be a new trend. I think that partly it is true, but it is great to have good trends, right?
Minimalism began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s. Nowadays it is becoming more of a lifestyle.
It means not collecting too much things – to clear our houses, wardrobes, lives and minds. We should decide, what we really need and what just looks good or is trendy, but we don’t truly like it. Many minimalists on Youtube define it as a lifestyle in which you only keep those things that add joy or value to your life.
“Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.”
— Richard Holloway
For me, it is about simplifying my life. Not standing behind wardrobe for half and hour choosing what to wear today, not having drawers full of stuff and can’t find anything. And it’s not just about material things – it is also about people you meet, job you do or school you visit and what you study, also about food you eat and buy and how you treat nature.
We should focus on what we really want to do and have and exclude stuff which hinder our lives.
“Exclude stuff which hinder our lives.”
Minimalism is a great opportunity to get rid of poor quality and unnecessary things to get quality, universal stuff which can last for years.
I’m not done with complete minimalism – the change of my lifestyle is a long journey, but I hope it will continue successfully.
What do you think about minimalism? Do you like this lifestyle?
Have a nice day.