The definition of minimal is a small amount, or the least amount possible. Everything minimal: #Minimalist #Minimalism
I do know of a certain someone who invited me once to his home-office. The 3 x 4 meters room that he invited me to which he called his home-office was not just an office, it was a very cozy place where his library, storage, TV room, lounge, study, wardrobe, shoe cabinet, show-case, workshop, and computer table were all cramped up in this small place with everything very well organized to just fit in. Literally, there was so little space left in my opinion that there was hardly any way to reach many things placed in the room. If you ask me, 80% of things were nothing but trash!!!
On my journey of self-discovery and self-realization, I recently came to know that the habit that I have been practicing most part of my life is termed minimalism and by life-style categorization, you can call me a minimalist. I have achieved minimalism in many things in my life, below are 08 things that I minimalized in:
Minimal Buying & Spending
I tend to spend much less than I used to around 6 years ago. Back then, I would spend on right about anything. My budget would run out way before the month would end, not to mention I couldn’t save up to buy anything that had a hefty price tag on it. In this glowing, impulsive, advertising, promoting and marketing products world, we as innocent humans tend to spend as well as consume more than we need.
Minimal Sweetness In-taker
My minimalism mindset has helped me in controlling my desire to eat all that tastes sweet, here I go with my confession, I am a sweet-tooth. Yet in recent years, I arrived at the level that I have now completely removed Sugar from my daily diet. I have altogether avoided eating sugar due to its highly addictive, harmful, and cancerous properties.
This habit that I started almost a month and a half ago, has already helped me lose 8 kilos of weight in just 45 days, not to mention reducing my budget of spending on food 😊.
From water to gas, from electricity to petrol, I tend to conserve in all of my utilities.
Minimal Electricity Consumption
I have come to become so keen on this, I even turn off lights of my workplace hallway, foyer and all the surrounding area on my own without it being my responsibility at all if I am the last one to leave on a particular day. I always keep moderate temperature setting on my air-conditioner, heck, I even have rallied and got written the work-place policy to keep the air-conditioners’ temperature in check.
Minimal Water Consumption
Same goes for water, when I wash my face, make ablution, I open the tap minimally. When I shower, I take short showers, heck my flush tank also has a small filled bottle to reduce the amount of water it consumes every time I pull the trigger.
Minimal Petrol (car-gas) Consumption
I try to take the route to commute on my car that has minimal traffic lights so my speed remains steady and my car goes to eco mode. Years down the road following this, my current home that I rented two years ago, has both way zero-traffic lights though the price tag that I could afford is almost a 15-minute drive on average from my work-place.
A Minimalist Digitally
When I am spending too much time on digital spaces, I tend to start spending my time in minimalizing and reducing junk on my computer. I have a minimum requirements computer that serves my needs while what my budget was and what other brands were offering was quite attractive.
Talking less has made me a good listener, avid observer as well as a keen analyzer of different things that go around in our daily lives including life itself.
The good thing about being a minimalist is whatever phase of my life I have been, I always find one thing in my life to focus on and minimize it. Sometimes it’s the clothes in my closet, other times it’s my wallet. This makes me realize, we all are minimalist to some extent as we keep on throwing out trash.