How to become minimalist without going crazy

Minimalism is more a way of doing things than a goal in it. Remember that the line that separates determination from obsession is fragile, and it should not be exceeded. You may be quite obsessive with some things, but you have to learn to give up some.

Minimalism is the art of giving up:  maintaining a healthy, sustainable and productive lifestyle by giving up what is not essential. Every detail counts and based on small steps; you can achieve high goals. It’s only a matter of time, so do not give up. Focusing on the material aspect of the issue, Some people need more objects than others in their day to day due to their profession or their hobbies, and it is not a “minimalist crime.”


Clothing is one of the first steps when you start in this of minimalism. Donating them is the best choice if you do not need the money, at least considering the global benefit to society. Giving this kind of thing to a friend seems like the perfect way to turn something worthless to you into something of great value to someone else.

Live, not survive

Are you changing your whole life to guide it towards minimalism or direct it to “material” things? Do you feel freer? You are trying to minimize and make more efficient all aspects of your life. On the personal level, the critical issue is to forget people who do not care the least about you. The next step would be to spend less time watching things, but it is an activity that allows you to disconnect your brain and stay passive while enabling you to receive different stimuli and even some idea for articles or things to think. Everything depends on what you see, of course.

At work, you try to keep as digital as you can. Only use papers like drafts, or to make accounts or drawings. Keep a text file with your tasks, and so you know what you have been doing during the week and what is left for you. For more clues about productivity, you can follow the online blogs.

Last conclusions

To finish, say that minimalism has taught that you have to give up things, you have to know how to choose, and you cannot have everything, so you have to keep your expectations on a realistic level (that non-conformist). You would not be able to do all the things you do without your my current focus, which of course can (and should) be improved. But, as they say, if you’ve never made a mistake, it’s because you have not tried. Anyway, your lifestyle seems much more minimalist after knowing how to be a minimalist.

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