Home | How to deal with | How to be a minimalist without being freaky

How to be a minimalist without being freaky

How to be a minimalist without being freaky–An opinion

Minimalists have always been looked at people who don’t know how to enjoy things in life, and are more of hermit kind. This idea, however, is far from being true. There are a few minimalists who take the cult to freaking heights, making ideologies of minimalists seem weird to others. There are some others also who tend to be miserly with their monies but are happy enough splurging others monies. These two do not represent what minimalism is all about.  So their behaviors should not be taken as sample of minimalistic culture.

What is minimalistic cult?

Before understanding and adopting a minimalistic cult we need to understand what it is all about.  Simply stated, minimalism is about keeping things simple.  For example, today we are constantly being told by those commercials that we need something to improve our lives and enjoy it better. So we go ahead and buy those things. A few days later, there is another item that we purchase which looks better than what we bought before. Now, we just have to find a place to keep our previous purchase till we find a buyer for it. We of course have to spare some room to store it, and also dust it and keep it in good condition. In other words, we struggle to buy that additional space to store things that we don’t need, and never wanted in the first place, and are willing to spend parts of our lives dusting and maintaining them. Minimalist is just that smart person who has realized this is happening, and does not want to be a part of this charade.  While this example is used with reference to an object, minimalistic attitude is applicable in other spheres as well, such as art, music, writing, etc.  Minimalistic cult is realization that we are different from what we are told we are, and effectively we start living. It often means finding pleasure in simple things like Robinson Crusoe must have done.

Becoming a minimalist

For starters we need to acknowledge that everything out there is not really essential for us. Then we have to set our priorities identifying what and who are the most important things and people for us. We also need to honestly speak to ourselves about what we like and what we accept due to peer pressure.  It could be customs, rituals, and old habits that everybody seems to be following. For example, most people give costly gifts to their loved ones on their anniversaries, birthdays, or festive occasion. However, once the occasion is gone, the person goes out of the mind and people are back into the rat race earning money at a furious pace. They want that mansion because everybody they know from their college has one. They want sea front properties because all their relatives own one. They quite forget that they might prefer a small cozy home without doing much around but with enough nature to fill the heart with pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This does not mean that minimalists do not earn. They do. In fact, many of them are very rich people. However, it is the way they use their resources that differentiates them from the rest.  They use minimum number of clothes. This is because fashions change almost every year. What are they going to do with old-fashioned clothes in the next year? They make optimal use of their vehicles and electronic gadgets instead of changing them every year. You would think that is miserly. However, research has proved that few millionaires go about changing their things frequently. They are too pre-occupied with other issues to be concerned about how their mode of transport looks.  They possibly save a lot of money by not losing any on value depreciation of their assets. Doesn’t that sound smart?

There are many self made millionaires who do not own large homes. Instead, they make do with small homes. After all, they are accustomed to small rooms since childhood, and it offers them a cozy feeling. Moreover, they feel they can entertain their guests better in some reputed hotel. Smaller homes imply less cleaning, less manpower requirement, less headaches of resolving manpower problems, etc.  Moreover, the privacy of the person also remains intact when guests are not accommodated within the same premises. If the guests were to live in the house of the millionaire, the millionaire would have to spend monies for getting the house painted and decorated. All such interior decoration expenses can be foregone, and spent on hotel room instead. Minimalist tends to think in this fashion rather than thinking whether he needs to shift into a larger accommodation and frantically earn to buy that mansion. Effectively, minimalist manages to spare time for himself and his family instead of spending time earning monies for accommodating guests towards whom he may not have as much love and affections.

Style and minimalism

There is less of clutter in minimalist’s place. Their minds too are less cluttered. Simplicity reigns in minimalist’s thoughts, words, deeds, and environment. These folks are able to create beauty out of that simplicity which is full of peace and tranquility. This is the reason fewer colors, fewer objects, less ornate environments appeal to them. Contrary to popular belief, such things and facilities are stylish and expensive. Such style is an evidence of their creativity.

Living and minimalism

As mentioned before, opting to be minimalist is identifying personal needs and desires and fulfilling them rather than living life in a pattern set out by others. They are no monks because minimalists don’t preach the cult. They practice it, and are happy folks without any self denial. Therefore, minimalists do not wear standard monk clothing. They wear what they want and not what advertisement or peers tell them to wear. In a way therefore minimalists can be termed as people who defy the normal society norms.

Minimalists are also those people who are always there for friends and loved ones, having got their priorities in order. They also do not have much respect for customs such as gifting. Therefore, minimalist is hardly likely to give a very costly gift on birthday or anniversary. However, a sane advice at the right time is what you can expect from such a person. Likewise, you can also get a surprise gift from them that you always wanted but didn’t know how to get it. Minimalists therefore know you and understand you unlike others who think that buying the costliest object in the market they have managed to express their love for you.

Minimalism and environment

The tendency of minimalistic people to use minimum of resources for maximum benefit is environmentally friendly, even though many would frown upon using faded clothes and giving hand-made gifts.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Author, Publisher & Global Speaker at DrPrem.com
Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.
Dr Prem Jagyasi
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Similar Articles from Dr Prem Web Network

  • http://www.DrPrem.com Dr Prem | DrPrem.com

    Excellent.

  • http://langschlitztoaster.net/weitere-details-uber-den-severin-at-2515-langschlitztoaster/ testsieger toaster

    Howdy very nice web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also?I am happy to search out numerous helpful info right here within the put up, we’d like develop extra techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  • http://www.hardcoretotal.de sexcam

    Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply excellent and that i could suppose you are an expert on this subject. Well along with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to keep updated with imminent post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.

  • http://www.sympathymessages.com/ sympathy messages

    the pictures are wonderful

  • http://www.DrPrem.com Dr Prem Jagyasi

    Using Disqus at HowtoDealwith.com

  • Shaudi

    true thx this helped

  • Dheekopudi

    amazing helps a lot awesome peeps!

  • Shaudi

    Would be awesome! I’m A MAJOR FAN!

    • Simon

      Yeah… Arguing 24/7…luckily it isn’t 24/7 exactly since Brits and her sisters are with Miss Miller, it’s a miracle we all get through the night with Alvin and Brits arguing through night, texting like mad! I can’t sleep with that honking big light over me since Alvin says texting at night without adequate light is bad for his eyes…. YEA RIGHT! Lack of SLEEP is bad for your daily function as well! Ellie and Theo are done preparing the MEAL as they call it. Can’t wait to try it… XD

  • CowlSillDib

    good!

  • http://www.adduggsireland.com/ CowlSillDib

    cool,googd idea.

  • http://www.emailsvip.com.br lista de emails

    that was a lovely article. i liked reading it. thanks for sharing.

  • VenkatChari

    A good article. The loss of loved ones is a great blow. It takes much time for some people to come out of it. But you should express your grief by some reactions to over come it more easily. When express your grief, your heart will feel some lightness and will not affect your health conditions deep. If you do not express your grief, then it will remain stuck in your heart and make you sick both mentally and physically. People close and near to the grief stricken should also try to console them so that they out cry and feel themselves light with the feeling and satisfaction that there are others who care for him/her in bad times. This gives the grieved person security and confidence and slowly helps to recover himself/herselp.

  • VenkatChari

    A good article on how to deal with inferiority complex. Inferiority arises when you compare with others. Added to that, the lack of self confidence and stage fear make it more difficult to deal with. This problem of inferiority arises when you constantly fail in your assignments, whenever your parents and friends make discouraging comments like ” you are not fit for anything” or “your friends and class mates are more better than you”, etc. and many more reasons. So, first thing you should do is to stop comparing yourself with others. Then, you develop some boldness. Let others say what they say. ignore their comments. Try to understand the weaknesses in you and their reasons. Slowly develop over coming those weaknesses one by one. One more thing is you should not get bewildered at failures. You must see some positive aspects in your failures. Every failure is a step to your success. So go on making effort again and again.

  • VenkatChari

    A very good post. Very useful tips to over come inferiority complex. Basically this complex arises out of stage fear and lack of confidence. This may be due to recurring failures. When a person fails in some attempt, he gets discouraged. When discouraged, he lacks inspiration to make another attempt because of the fear of failing again. He is afraid of the others surrounding him who may comment with disrespect for him. In such circumstances, he needs people who can boost his spirit. He needs the support of encouraging words building some confidence in him. Parents, siblings and friends can give support in such circumstances as they are closely related to him. But, more often, the problem is that they may not be having any hint of his problem as the victim keeps himself aloof from them and don’t let them know his problem. Even in such circumstances, they should come to know that he is having some problem due to which he is keeping aloof from them. So, that way, they can be able to know about his having problem and try to make him more inter-active with them by giving company to him and try to solve his problem.

  • VenkatChari

    A very good article

  • VenkatChari

    A very good and healthy article. “Let Go” and “Let it Be”. Very well said. We must learn to let it go. Only then, one could be happy. If you cling on to it, it will keep on torturing you. One day will come when you end broke-out. So, better let it go and enjoy your present life peacefully. What happens, let it happen and don’t fight if it does not happen your way. You simply keep up your work neat and clean which is in your hands. Enjoy the life smiling away.

  • VenkatChari

    A good article giving useful tips for success in life.

  • Diablo 3

    really such a useful information and i liked this site there is huge information…..like to come again

  • Rick

    Thanks dawg

  • http://www.facebook.com/ogunlade.kole Ogunlade Kole

    I am greatly blessed. The important of setting goals and acheiving them in full light. Thank you Doctor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ogunlade.kole Ogunlade Kole

    Wow! The difference between love and attachment made distinct.

  • http://www.frontendlab.net/ cssgeek

    hmmm liked the post

  • Chris

    I Lost my Hair due to Dandruff, once upon a time i am the Hair Beauty queen of college, but now i lost my hair beauty. I tryied a lot products which in Dealing with Dandruff Hair. but no result. i mailed many companies but nothing happen. now i searching lot of results in google but doing the suggestion given by the reader, Visitor pls give suggestion to my problem

  • David

    Excellent article, really put the focus on the fact that those who are insensitive are Christian. This advice is sure to stop any abuse perpetrated by followers of Christ in particular.

  • Mr Parker

    Am glad today because am now a successful man of Illuminati,i have taught of been one of the Illuminati member so that i will be wealthy, popular, and famous in life and my family will be forever rich. I get a linked up by my primary school friend who is well known. He introduce me to a man who have a successful influence with this occult Illuminati. He really did all for me, and now am so glad of becoming a Illuminati member, I am now rich and wealthy. Illuminati is a great and powerful means to get popular in life. So if you really want to be like me today contact email: Worldofriches@gmail.com

  • Omg

    I have a crazy neighbor he so stupid by putting a electric wire
    On his fence so someone could touch it and hurt not knowing
    Or illegal to do that he could get a fine if someone get hurt
    I don’t do nothing to this guy i a black woman and he white male
    I think he prejudice about blacks well that to bad we are not going
    Anywhere deal with Ass hole

  • http://www.tomsoutletfactory.com/ toms outlet store

    You write very well!

  • http://www.howtogetasixpackin3minutesnow.com Nancy Shirts

    I just want to tell you that I’m all new to blogs and absolutely enjoyed your web-site. Likely I’m likely to bookmark your site . You actually have outstanding articles and reviews. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog.

  • BENJI

    DAYUMMMMM CONSIDR IT DUNE. IMMA DEW ITS RIGHTS NOWS. YOUS WILLS SEES. ILLS MAKES HEAIRS SILKY SMOOTH LIKE BABY ASS.

  • http://www.dermology.us/ Terrie Dawson

    Oily skin is the reason of excessive sebum production by skin and also by hormonal imbalance. This may cause acne and other skin problems. I found many useful tips for oily skin which is really effective thanks to share these wonderful ideas for oily skin.

  • chaz01

    Excellent Article. It really puts the focus on the fact that it is the Ghosts who scare us. Thank you, Dr Prem.

  • http://www.DrPrem.com/ Dr Prem Jagyasi

    Quality Site.

  • LUCY

    I heard so many things about DR Lawrence and every story has been so great. so here is my story, me and the father of my son has been off and on for 3 years its been a very stressful relationship. he cheated on me and I was very hurt, it was miserable for me so in returned I cheated because I wanted him to feel the pain but he never cares so we went apart, so he went back to his ex.i wanted him to leave her and let us come back together.

  • patriciafrazer

    I had sinusitis forever and kept just relieving symptoms with OTC meds.
    Finally saw my doctor who prescribed Amoxcillin for sinus infection and No More
    Sinusitis!!! ;)~

  • http://virtualclinic365.blogspot.com/2014/02/10-beauty-tips.html Ahad Ammar

    I will suggest you, you could try using cold milk mix with almond oil…gently dab it around your face to reduce facial redness…or a cold tea bag would also be nice, the “tanin” would act as natural astringent and moisturizer for the skin… Drink lots of water and stay away from the sun.

  • http://virtualclinic365.blogspot.com/2014/02/10-beauty-tips.html Ahad Ammar

    Aloe vera is a miracle plant. Massage you face with aloe vera gel for 2-3 minutes and leave it for 15 minutes, than rinse off. It will make your skin glowing and you easily get rid of facial redness from your face.

  • Kongming Hy

    So very true…..Laughter is the BEST MEDICINE :D

Life Improving Guide