How to become a successful minimalist using these daily habits
You can do these simple tasks every single day to ensure an overall sense of peace in your mind and body. Becoming a successful minimalist doesn’t require much, just dedication of daily habits and standing by them. Here are a few ways you can be a successful minimalist on a daily basis.
Clean and clear surfaces every morning. For me personally, this is me waking up, unloading the dishwasher from the previous night, loading any dishes (if any) that need to go in. Once this is done all of my counters are wiped down, and nothing goes on them that doesn’t belong. This habit takes less than five minutes out of my morning.
Stay thankful and grounded. Successful minimalists don’t have to sit around and compare their lives and things they own to others, whether personally or online via Instagram/Pinterest. If you’re content with the items you have displayed in your home, nothing else matters.
Patience is key to spending. Give yourself time to ponder on a purchase. This can be difficult for me personally, because I am so instant gratification. However, if you find something you like, give it a few weeks. If you forget about it, odds are you didn’t need it anyways.
Time well spent. Only devote your time and energy into things that bring your passion and joy. There’s no point in dabbling in something that doesn’t add positive value to your life. For me, I love creating and thinking outside the box. I could do that for hours. One thing I don’t enjoy is baking. I wouldn’t devote hours of my day trying to bake a new recipe.
Tidy as you go. Just like the habit listed above for my morning kitchen routine, I do the same thing with all other habits like cooking dinner. Why wait until you’re done eating to clean up. I clean up as I go, so when we’re finished eating a meal we can sit down and relax. Done with a pot? Wash it while something is in the oven.
Spend less time on the gram. This wraps up several of these habits into one. However, the endless rabbit hole of scrolling isn’t a productive habit, so it’s time to break that. Create a time limit for yourself when it comes to social media and be purposeful and mindful when you’re on it. You’re guaranteed success with less distraction.