The secret to becoming minimalist is not to throw out all your things and to stop doing the things you love. It’s not all about less. Rather, being minimal is about making the most out of what you already have. It’s about finding enjoyment in simple things so that you can stop chasing rainbows. This is the secret to minimalism, and it’s the secret to happiness!

Make a List of All the Things You Have Yet to Do

Why are you thinking of buying a new book or game when you haven’t finished everything on your shelf? And just how many other fun activities could you be enjoying using the things you already have? Make a list and keep this in mind!

Try More Free Activities

Yes, you could pine after that expensive holiday or another expensive meal. Or you could cook for your partner and have a romantic evening in, visit a museum, go for a walk or try learning another language.

Try a Gratitude Attitude

A gratitude attitude means learning to appreciate what you already have. Try writing down five things you’re grateful for every night before bed!

Try Cooking With Less

One area that many of us spend a lot of money in and can be very wasteful, is food. Try cooking with fewer ingredients and see just how delicious simple food can be!

Create Your Style

Don’t splash your cash on expensive fashion items! Instead, try creating your style that doesn’t depend on expense. You’ll have a more unique look and save money, at the same time!

Reduce Your Clutter

If you have lots of ornaments, then you’ll find they’re fighting for attention. The result is that no single item on your shelf looks as good as it could because it’s being drowned out by all the others. Take away 60% of your ornaments, and you’ll find that what is left looks much more beautiful!

Look Into Minimalist Design

Look into the minimalist design and learn some of the basic tenants. The idea is to make things functional – that form and function are the same. When you stop trying to create ‘artificial’ decoration, you’ll find that the simple straight lines that need to be there actually look quite stunning in their own right.

Learn these principles and apply them to your life to start enjoying less, more!