What is Minimalism? How to do it, and how it relates to zero-waste
What Is Minimalism?
There is no one "right" way to practice minimalism. There is however the basic idea that minimalism is a lifestyle that encourages one to only add things into there life that bring VALUE. Minimalism is not just owning a few tee shirts the same color, or only one boel and no furnature (although it most certainly can be)
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My Experience & How I Now Approach Minimalism
When I was first introduced into minimalism I was attracted to the simple aesthetic, and freedom it appeared to bring to its practcioners. I was obsessed with watching videos of how others lived simply, I purched my belongings I changed my consumeristic habits (for the better) and was left feeling... cold. In order to fit what idea I had about minimalism I wouldn't get any furniture in my first home, it looked bare, cold, and uninviting; and as a result I didn't want to spend very mush time in it. When I moved into my apartment in the woods I decided to reevaluate what minimalism meant to me and here is what I found:
1) I really enjoy the astetic of plants, books, bones, rocks , and other oddities I find on my adventures. They bring me joy to look at, and make my home feel like home.
2) You can still have furniture ... I don't know why I felt like I couldn't ... but I have since then purchased (or found) items that are both functional and that I absolutely LOVE- If I am not in love with it 100% I won't get it. End of story.
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How Minimalism Relates to Zero-Waste
The absolute BEST zero-waste practice you can do is to not buy something to begin with. I found that by changing my consumer habits from "must have the latest and greatest" to understanding that the amount of stuff I have dose NOT determine how happy and fulfilled I am, only I can determine that. Additionally understanding how
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