7/24/2017

The Millennial Minimalist: A case for living with less, which equates to more.


How can you love something, or someone whole-heartedly when you can only dedicate a limited portion of your time to it? Everyday there are distractions that beg for your attention ranging from family, friends, work, your social life. Due to the amount of distractions, our attention spans have dwindled, leaving you with the inability to focus on the things that most deserve your time

Technology has found its place in our world, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Like practicing mindfulness, the goal isn’t to clear out the “distractions” per-say. The goal is to find peace among the many distractions, which allows you to be omnipresent and aware of yourself mentally. Mindfulness is one of the “tools” you can use to improve your mental health, but for some of us it is a large step in a direction we are not ready to take.

What can I do?

If you have anything in common with most working class millennials, you may be subconsciously inhibiting yourself from “progressing”.The term “progressing” is vague, but can be applied to your personal growth, education, relationships, career, and social life. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve plateaued, the following information was created just for you. The best way to go about making change begins with you, and your life “approach”. There is a theory that explains the benefits of living life minimally. Perhaps you feel you already live this way, but the truth is that your idea of a minimal life may be excessive in the eye’s of someone else.

First, start by reviewing yourself. Do you live life excessively? If you had to pack up and leave everything today could you? Would you? Do you own too much? Do you feel like you don’t have enough? These are important questions to ask yourself, because your answer will reveal a lot about yourself. It’s easy to say “I don’t have enough”, or “I don’t have a lot”, but think about people who don’t have the life you do. When thinking about your problems, imagine a life with the problems of someone who struggles to get by with even the basics necessities...more