Living Minimalist: How to Simplify Your Life with These 8 Strategies
A Minimalist’s Lifestyle: Reserve One Evening a Week to Rest
Life can get crazy busy, and few people set aside an entire day to do nothing but rest anymore. Our bodies, minds, and spirits still require his time to unravel stress, rejuvenate, and restore.
Simplify your life and improve your physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health by setting aside one evening a week where you are blocked.
You can’t go anywhere but unplug from the world. Exercise your body, meditate, pray, or just be, read or listen to something wonder or awe-inducing, motivating, or inspiring, get a massage, take a bath, or lay down undisturbed with a good book and a mug of tea.
Make Cards for The Entire Year
Write out all the birthday and event cards you can in one sitting at the beginning of the year. Already address the envelopes and store in a folder separated by month for easy and fast access.
Gift Experiences Over Things
Take the people you love out to experiences instead of gifting things to simplify your life and reduce the clutter and belongings of those you love.
Put Together Theme Gift Boxes, Bags, or Baskets
You can put together five to twenty-themed gift boxes, bags, or baskets that you have ready on hand to gift for surprise birthday parties, dinner invitations, get-well visits, or other opportunities to share your generosity.
You may want to put together a basket with wine, chocolates, and a favorite book or movie you recommend, a box with beauty care products like bath bombs, candles, and lotions, or a box with card games, snacks, and beer. Get creative and add a personal touch by including products you love.
By having gifts ready on hand, you will save time, effort, and energy in coming up with a new present for each occasion.
Minimalist Living: Create Rituals to Maintain Close Relationships
Life is busy, and it can become difficult to invest the time we need to maintain the depth and intimacy in our closet relationships.
Creating rituals can help to keep wisdom and affection in the relationships that matter most to us. Go minimal with the time investment to ensure that the contact is maintained even when life gets crazy.
We tend to overestimate how significant time investments help a relationship and underestimate how quick check-ins can create closeness.
Come up with a specific day and time when you call someone you care about for just a five to ten-minute conversation. Or agree to meet for coffee for half an hour on the first day of each month.
You can decide to go for an hour walk and dinner once a year the day after your birthday.