Our society is a highly materialistic one. It encourages consumerism without warning people about hoarding and wasteful, impulsive purchases. After all, it is all about business these days so the more people buy, the more money businesses make. In the recent years, the minimalist lifestyle has gained popularity among those who wanted to go against a lifestyle of wasteful consumerism. For the past year, I myself have been experimenting with this lifestyle. And even with the small and gradual changes I’ve made, I find minimalism to be life changing. Allow me to share some benefits of a minimalist lifestyle.
1. You have more savings
Obviously, if you are not spending your money on things, then more of it goes to your savings and/or investments.
2. You use everything you have
When you only keep the things that you actually use, everything is utilized and valued. This way, the money you spend is not wasted on things that you will just put in storage for years to come.
3. You get to know yourself better
With no stuff to mask insecurities and problems, you will have to face the demons inside you. With no stuff to define you, you are forced to take a good hard look at who you are and what you’ve become.