Summers are the highlight of the year. You don’t have to make a hasty breakfast and hurry outside to catch your commute. One thing you can enjoy about summer is being able to start the day in the outdoors.
You can wake up; grab your notebook and a glass of water, and go on the roof of your building. You can see the sun was just coming up and this is one of the many reasons to wake up early in the morning. One of the many benefits of a your morning routine is seeing the things that do not exist later in the day.
The essence of minimalism lies in being content with less and focusing less on material things while concentrating more on abstract concepts. In other words, minimalism fuels your heart, body, mind, and soul, by giving you food for thought and less attachment with material things.
You can enjoy your summer without going crazy on your pocket. You can achieve this in a number of ways that will help you become not only a better version of yourself, but you can become someone to look up to as well.
When you start your day in an awe of your surroundings, you’re reminded of the simple fact — the best things are never things. Here are a few ways you can plan for your summer and become better attuned with your inner self:
1. Find a way to simply let go.
Let go of not only your superfluous worldly possessions, but also the personal grudges that weigh you down. A number of people have let go of thousands of personal possessions, a beautiful home with a big yard and lots of storage space, a fancy car with heated leather seats, an impressive job title, a busy social calendar, a closet full of brand name clothes, and decades of ideas about what they thought would make them happy.
They let go and created the time and space to be in awe of the things that really matter. If you want peace, let go of what anchors you down. Let this summer serve as a catharsis of sorts and be at peace by letting go of unnecessary things and baggage in your life.
2. Experience the joy of saying no.
Say no to yourself and to others. Instead of trying to be all the things at once for yourself and for the people who expect you to outdo yourself, choose carefully to protect the time and space you have created for yourself and focus on things that will make you content.
Saying no may not feel comfortable at first — and you may be worried about disappointing people — but with practice, you will learn it’s ok to say what you want, and what you don’t want.
You can have ease and fluidity in your life if you say no to ideas and people who don’t add to constructively in your life. Eradicating this excess will make you feel less stressed out.
3. Be awestruck with the things around you.
You have an amazing mix of things in your surroundings — people, things, animals, and even ideas that can change your perspective on life.
If you only look inside your own self and think carefully about your own thoughts and inspirations instead of ignoring them or brushing them under the ever accommodating carpet of procrastination, there won’t be a single boring moment in your life.
Many minimalists report they see the sky and clouds almost every single day and they never take the view for granted. They are awestruck on a daily basis walking through the city, hiking with their friends and family, hearing a powerful story, or simply by looking up.
Being awestruck feels like a delicious mash-up of gratitude, joy, and delight. So if you want joy, be awestruck, and be inspired. It will motivate you to keep on moving forward and help you understand your surroundings even better.
There is a path from overwhelmed and crazy-busy to peace, ease, and joy. It’s a long path, with lots of ups and downs, but there is so much beauty, and many opportunities to be awestruck along the way. It helps you see and understand life from various perspectives and aids in making well rounded choices that will affect your personality positively.
Minimalism is not only about tweaking your home and getting rid of the stuff, it is also a personal journey that doesn’t depend upon the destination.
Savor your summertime and soak up the joy of being a minimalist. Make a difference in your life, and in the lives of people around you. It will not only assist you in going deeper when it comes to looking for an answer to questions in life, but will also make you a person at ease with their surroundings.