Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist

Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist

A minimalist lifestyle does not just apply to the amount of stuff you have. Instead, it is very much tied into how we think. Thinking minimalist or intentional thoughts can make it much easier to make simpler and more intentional choices, no matter what we are talking about. 

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While there are many ways that people can develop a minimalist mindset, I will address three key concepts in today's post!

3 Ways to Think Like a Minimalist

1. Overcome Functional Fixedness: The term functional fixedness refers to only seeing one use or one purpose for each item that we own, rather than being creative and being able to problem solve with objects that could serve multiple purposes. When we think creatively about the items that we own, we are more likely to understand that they can be used in many different ways, which will prevent us from purchasing new single-use items. This...

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Minimalist Living 101: Delayed Gratification

minimalist living Sep 02, 2020

Minimalist Living 101: Delayed Gratification

As we continue our Minimalist Living 101 series (check out last month's post on batching), the concept of delayed gratification must be addressed.

What is delayed gratification? It is the concept of putting something off that is not truly or immediately needed, which means we can put our money, energy, and time towards other things. Sometimes putting things off makes us more able to do better things later, simply because we were patient.

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Delayed gratification is so important because we live in a society of instant gratification, whether it's with concepts of fast food, "buy now, pay later", or two-day shipping. We are constantly trained to want things right away, and not have to wait for them. While there can be situations where this is beneficial, it also leads us to act more irrationally or make impulsive choices.

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