Eco Tip #10 Minimalism: A short case for the need for less.

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Chances are, if you're looking at this website, you're already in the pursuit of less: Less clutter, less pollution, fewer problems, less of everything that isn't essential.

However, minimalism isn't just about how we live inside our houses: It's a philosophy designed to help strip ourselves of the unnecessary and focus on contentedness. On being happy with what we have, as we are.

Minimalism is the search for peace.

How do I become a minimalist?

Minimalism isn't a to-do list. It's not a prescription. As we said, it's about taking the clutter out so the true You can outshine its previous version. However, if you're looking for a quick way to get started, you can always do the following, paying particular attention to how you feel through the process.

Minimalist baby steps.

In no particular order:

●     Find the necessary things you need to buy on a monthly, weekly, yearly basis and stick only to that. Question every purchase.

●     Throw or give away everything that you don't use, aiming for half of it. Then go for another half. This isn't wasteful: In the end, it'll help you consume less. If you're feeling really brave, do another half after a while.

●     Do only the most essential tasks in your life and walk away from the rest. This is a lengthy process, one that's unique to yourself. You'll discover much by simply questioning what "essential task" means to you.

●     Clear distractions. Make reminders to shut down mental clutter. Tabs, signs, papers, dirtiness, out.

●     What's good in your life? What are the few things that you could focus on cherishing, as opposed to striving for more? Do that. Focus on joy.

This article is short on purpose. You don't need to know more.

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