Consumption, possessions and achievement seem to be the more important values, at least superficially, that is what describes best our current world. But people do not actually need much to be happy. They should focus more on what they have and what they achieved. Like at Bizzo Casino.
Consistent minimalism sounds like renunciation and a drop-out life. We have good news for you: Of course you can participate in modern society and still create space for yourself through minimalism strategies. Our tips are meant to help us make choices now and then that make life a little bit easier and us a little bit freer – and help us be a little bit happier.
WHAT TO DO TO LIVE MORE MINIMALISTIC
Live minimally: Just walk for a change
As convenient as it may be – just ditch your car and don’t get on the subway. If possible, resolve to walk to work, the grocery store, or an appointment at least one solid day a week. Why? If you walk, you don’t have to fret about traffic or crowded trains, you don’t need gas or electricity, and you can focus entirely on yourself and your life. It doesn’t get more minimalist than that.
Ask yourself: Do I really need this?
This is not as trite as it may sound. After all, we’re all constantly buying things we don’t really need just because they’re cheap, available or “in” at the moment. But (loosely based on the Fight Club character Tyler Durden): The things we own, one day own us – because we care about them, have to deal with them, take care of them. If you want to live more simply, you simply do not buy anything.
Cook yourself with fresh ingredients
Ready-made and semi-prepared meals are anything but minimalist: they are full of additives, which are listed as E-numbers on the list of ingredients, for example. “Real” food doesn’t need that. That’s why it’s better to cook for yourself: with fresh, simple ingredients from the region, with time, leisure and peace. It’s better for you and the planet – and good food is known to make you happy. Just like a minimalist life.
Drink more tap water
If you’re still lugging bottles around, even though the only beverage that’s really essential for survival comes out of the tap at home, it’s your own fault. Just stop drinking expensive beverages in plastic bottles and drink tap water – it saves money and makes your life a little bit easier.
Just switch off
The TV is on standby, the dryer is running, the smartphone is charging and all the lights are on – just switch off. Consciously saving energy is not only minimalist, but in times of energy crisis, it also shows solidarity and is economical. And it makes you happy – if not immediately, then at the latest when the electricity bill arrives.