What does it take to be a minimalist?

It’s great to see people embracing the word ‘minimalism’ on social platforms. Eventhough it feels like it’s being forced honestly….

Okay, let’s say you want a minimalist feed, you want your feed to be clean and neutral. Have you asked yourself am a minimalist?

Being a minimalist starts with lifestyles and purchasing decisions.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”.

– Annie Dillard.

Before I bore you out… What exactly is the minimalism thing everyone talks about?

It is when you have very few things, like no car when you can always walk, no laptop or television, at least you have a phone….. That was an obvious joke hahaha

Minimalism is simply another word for intentional living (zero waste living), which means living with only the things you really need.

Becoming a minimalist is totally achievable, it only takes focusing on necessities rather than duplicating items or clothes that serves the same purpose.

Realistically, minimalism should be practiced by everyone, who doesn’t want to have less important items around them, right? But at the same time, there is no major quality needed to be called a minimalist.

“Minimalism is living with what you need and what you want. That’s all”

Ask yourself again…. Am I practicing or is it just on social media?

Firstly, as an influencer, I believe it will be nice to stop confusing people as to what being a minimalist means because, in the real sense, minimalism isn’t something you switch to overnight. It is something you start practicing and over time it starts reflecting on your lifestyle and how you make your purchasing decision or rather you just say you are building a minimalist page.

Thank you for reading…

I hope you enjoyed it. *winks*

  • Afeez Sanni
    Posted at 16:44h, 28 March Reply

    It’s hard being a minimalist as a Yoruba guy. How will I get babes If I wear the same thing all the time, mo need lati fi swaggu yen choke won! 😂😂 Imo minimalism can be influenced by your environment, financial status and culture. The average Nigeria wants to show off to his neighbour or friends when he blows. Buys the most stupidest flashy things. When you observe the most richest men today, they live minimalist lifestyles to a certain degree. Mark Zuckerberg wears the most basic things and looks like a minimalist but Kunle from Lagos gets a couple of millions that he looted and throws on Gucci everyday. To a certain degree one can say the average well to do Nigerian and minimalism don’t mix. (Hey maybe I’m chatting shit but great write up)

    • adenikeola
      Posted at 16:48h, 28 March Reply

      I totally can rate to this and trust me I understand but at the same time I believe minimalism is a choice that has to be made by a person that really cares about the environment because you can’t keep complaining about how the environment is this and that and you’re not doing anything to make it better. The unnecessary things need to go for starters.

      Thank you for reading😊

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