Minimalism: The Art of Letting Go!

Minimalism is the art of letting go.

It is the practice of surviving on only the most necessary things. The basic principle is- the lesser the choices, the better we choose.

Consumer culture and marketing tactics have made us believe that the more we have, the better it’d be for us. The more is always better.

Bullshit.

Maybe, this has created all the mess for us.

Minimalism Quote

Practically, What is Minimalism?

The major step involved in practising Minimalism is-

Anything where you could cut off the unnecessary!

Minimalist Desktop Screen

Minimalist Desktop Screen

So, the fewer icons you save on your desktop screen, least distracted you will be when you turn on your laptop.

Look at my desktop screen. Just 3 icons. If you’re reading this on a laptop or a PC, minimize this tab (or close it, I don’t care), and reduce the icons on your screen.

Trust me; you’ll love a clean desktop.

Minimalist Mobile home screen

Minimalist Mobile Screen

Here’s my mobile phone’s home screen. I grouped different apps into relevant categories — Basic apps, Cabs, Browsers, Social Media, and Productivity.

If you are reading this on your phone, press the home button and go to your home screen. Clean your phone right now. It won’t take more than a minute.

(The closer you look, the lesser you see)

Cutting off too many clothes.

This is a hard step. You can ignore. Don’t worry. Do not reduce your wardrobe.

Though, I did.

According to a stat (followed by Pareto rule), we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the times.

Just think about it. No one will force you

Unfollow useless FB pages

Most of the FB pages, nowadays post the same sort of memes. So, it’s better to have a clean and clear facebook feed, rather than having same memes all over your feed.

The same goes for Quora, Instagram and Twitter. Unfollow people who aren’t worthy of your time.

Cut short your information intake.

At some point or the other, minimalism means reducing the quantities of your possessions.

Thank you!

Dipanshu Rawal.

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Originally published at: https://www.dipanshurawal.com/minimalism/