You've heard the saying less is more, and that's never been truer than when it comes to living a minimalist lifestyle. The idea of minimalism can sometimes seem intimidating or scary or straight up impossible, but today we're here to change your mind. Read ahead to get some of our easy tips to add a little bit of minimalism to your every day.
1. Quality Over Quantity
The whole point of minimalism is to bring less stress and more happiness. The best way to do this is to make sure that the things you are surrounded by bring value to your life and aren't just there to take up space. Another good thing to keep in mind is the literal quality of the products you're buying. For example: buying a jacket that is a little bit more expensive but will last you longer versus a jacket that is cheaper but will only last the season means the potential for more stuff you just don't need.
2. Declutter Your Space
Out of sight, out of mind. Be brutally honest and get rid of the things you don't use and know deep down never will. This means cleaning out your house, car, wallet (click HERE for a good one to hold what you need), etc. If something is important to you and you just can't bring yourself to get rid of it, store it or put it somewhere that it's not in the way. When the things you see every day are things you use often or get you stoked, life gets that much better.
3. Get Perspective On Your People
We're big believers in having a few awesome friends rather than a ton of subpar ones. Having the right people around makes all the difference, and sometimes cleaning out those you hang around with can be a good thing.
4. Use Time Wisely
This means making it a priority to do the things you gotta do, and understanding when to say no and take it easy. There's a quote that says, "What you say 'no' to often defines your business more than what you say 'yes' to." This advice is good for business and just life in general. What you say yes to should be things you are passionate about or vital for living, not things you just feel obligated to do, ya feel? Organize and minimize the things you have to do so you can maximize the time spent with the people you love doing the things you love. (Which means you'll find us at the skatepark that much more.)
5. Travel Light
Nothing will teach you how to minimize your life than going on a trip with a small number of items. You'll get back and be super motivated when you realize you could live a week with just a few things.
6. Live Intentionally and Gratefully
Minimalism to us is really just making sure you're choosing your life. What you spend your time on, what you spend your money on how, and realizing what you value most. Being able to pinpoint those exact things, and being grateful for them, is a recipe for a dang good life.
If you try out these tips, let us know! We wanna hear how it rocks your world. #weavewithus