Becoming a minimalist is about substituting useless habits with a better ones that actually add meaning to our lives.
Less TV, more reading.
Less screentime, more interaction.
Less shopping, more outdoors.
Less consuming, more creating.
When you minimize many aspects of your life, you will realize that you now have more time on your hands, and possibly plentier resources. Guaranteed that one of the best ways to invest your time and money is towards trying new things. There are countless benefits to collecting more experiences; Escaping from routines and boredom, brodening perspectives, exposing yourself to new ideas, building confidence, upgrading your skills, and meeting new people are just to mention some.
So, here is a list of things that you can try that can be very life-enriching:
Learning a New Instrument
There is no need for you to be the next greatest musician to reap the myriad benefits of learning a new instrument. Many researches show how musical trainings can change brain’s structure and largen corpus callosum, a bundle of nerve fibers that connect the left and the right sides of the brain. It decreases stress and trains you to be a better multi-tasker.
Growing Your Food
Gardening is a very relaxing exercise that has helped many combat depression. This activity forces you to be outdoor and can give you a sense of worth as you are responsible for the lives of all the plants that you care for. Besides, making your own meal from scratch is very rewarding on its own.
Speaking a New Language
A language carries so much more than just a tool for conversation. Since the people’s cultures are embedded to it, it will allow you to understand and make a deeper connection with the world. Being bilingual is also shown to lower a risk of brain-related diseases such as alzheimer and dementia.
When was the last time you truly had to depend on yourself? Listen to your own thoughts? See the world from your own perspectives? Solo travel can give you the space you need to be independent and connect with your inner self. Also, you get to manage your own time, destination, and even the budget. You don’t have any schedules that restrict your exploration or get you to do anything that are not enjoyable. It is a life-changing experience that can gives a sense of empowerment.
Random Acts of Kindness
Try to be creative with your constribution. Volunteer for social project, lend a hand, pick up trash, pay a random person’s grocery, buy someone a meal, feed feral animals, give a random gift, talk to the homeless, offer a company. These are good for the soul.