Reasons why becoming minimalist is the best way of living

Simple living is a minimal, low-consumption way of living sometimes called minimalism. People who live this way are sometimes called minimalists.

These are 19 reasons why becoming a minimalist is the best choice you will ever make:

1. Less stress

When you have fewer things to worry about, allowing you to focus on just the important ones, your thoughts become less cluttered.


2. A willingness to take on entrepreneurial risks

With more focus dedicated to what you need to do to get where you want and fewer things holding you back to do so, taking on entrepreneurial ventures becomes part of your lifestyle.


3. A better love life

By being more self-aware and able to make time for that special someone, you will never fall out of touch with him or her.


4. More friends

Minimalism gives you more time to make new friends and keep in contact with the ones you already have.


5. Ease of travel

You don’t need that much to travel. As a minimalist, you leave less behind and bring less with you. You know the importance of traveling is the experience that comes from the destination, not what you bring along for the ride.


6. A healthier body

Minimalists know that concentrating on keeping your body in shape is important, no matter whom you are.


7. A healthier mind

With less junk taking up space in your mind, a great diet and mindset for accomplishment, your brain can perform at a higher level.


8. More confidence

As a minimalist, you’re healthy, strong-minded and focused on the important things in life. All of these things motivate you to be the best version of yourself.


9. An understanding of presence

When looking at physical objects, or even analyzing your thoughts, you make better judgments of their importance and whether they can help you become a better person.


10. An appreciation for what goes on around the world

Minimalists understand that one of the best feelings in the world is helping people, which is why they spend a significant amount of time making those around them better off.


11. More respect for people

A minimalist lifestyle allows people to understand their potential, and because of this, they see others around them with the same potential to achieve success.


12. Always on time for appointments

By understanding what matters, you know that showing up on time makes a world of difference to the people who are expecting to see you.


13. More careful with what you say

Since your thoughts are more filtered, you’re more careful not to offend people and place a greater importance on transferring your thoughts in a clear and cohesive way.


14. The little things make you happy

The bed in which you sleep, the food in your fridge and your gym membership remind you that not so many people enjoy the same benefits in life as you do, no matter how small.


15. An ability to create opportunities where others see none

Through focus and a solid grasp of what you can accomplish with less, it’s no surprise that you can make a difference in situations where others would give up.


16. Being incredibly empathetic

Through understanding what makes us happy and what we, as humans, need (and don’t), minimalists see people in a different light and consider their feelings.


17. Success at an early age

By being determined, knowing what you want and being able to remove the white noise in order to achieve your dreams, even young people can make a big difference.


18. Always smiling

Having appreciation for the little things in life, helping people discover their potential and giving back to society in a number of ways will give anyone a smile.


19. Purpose

Minimalism helps you recognize and appreciate what makes life beautiful. Furthermore, it invites the idea that almost anyone can change the world for the better; as a result, you don’t lose the inspiration of just how important you are to the world.

–Reference from elitedaily.com

Do something productive in your life | Self Improvement

Are you ambitious, talented and intelligent, but I lack willpower, discipline, and organization. Are you an impulsive procrastinator of the highest order. What can you do to improve?
I’ve been in this exact situation.I have always had big ambitions and goals and clear direction, but I used to lack everything else that would get me there. I used to play a lot of video games, watch TV for hours and prefer just doing nothing to what I should be doing. I’d feel guilty about being lazy but the guilt was never enough to stop my bad habits.

Today, I hardly watch any TV and I never just sit around. I utilize every second I can to reach my goals.

It only took me about six months to get to this level of productivity from how I used to be.

What you need to develop is a drive, and the thing that jump starts a drive is passion. You need to be as passionate about your goals as you can be. You say that you’re ambitious, so what exactly are your ambitions? Do you have a clear goal that you want to achieve?

And the big question, How much do you want it?

This is the thing that I couldn’t answer well before. I wanted it, but how much? More than I wanted to relax, more than I wanted to sleep, more than I wanted that instant gratification? At the time, as much as I didn’t want to admit it, the answer was no.

So, instead of reading self-help books (that I was too lazy to read anyway) or repeating positive affirmations, or taking practical action straight away, I started with something much simpler: I focused on my goal. In my own head, I began questioning myself, asking myself if I really wanted it. And I also began visualizing the worst case scenario. What if I went through life and never made anything significant of myself? I believed myself to be talented; what if I let all those talents go to waste? What if I die with nothing to my name, no success, no recognition, no respect? All those outcomes absolutely terrified me (and they still do). And as they say “fear is the greatest motivator”.

From the moment I realized that those outcomes terrified me, they would constantly be on my mind. And they grew. They grew into an overwhelming need to do something, right now. They became a source of very strong motivation. I would spend my whole eight hour work day thinking, questioning and imagining and leave work feeling so pumped to start my “real” work. At first those feelings of motivation didn’t last very long and I would slip back into something lazy after being productive for a short while, but the thoughts were never far away, and they never failed to motivate me again. Over time those periods of motivation and productivity grew and grew and now I feel like I could be productive every minute of the day.

Looking back on how I was six months ago, I realize I am still very much the same person. I’m just as tired, just as ready to relax and just as in love with playing video games, but none of those things matter to me anymore as much as my goal does.

Picture your worst case scenario. How do you feel about dying the way you are now, lacking willpower and discipline? That you describe yourself as a “rubbish human” tells me that you hate your current mindset. The only way to get out of it is to do something. Every second you work away from the person you are now, you become closer to the person you want to be. The mind is a powerful thing and it can push you. I guarantee that if you want something enough, you will work to get it. The first step is just realizing how much.

–Reference from quora.com.