The benefits of becoming a minimalist include having more free time for yourself, being surrounded only by people who love you, not doing unimportant things or unproductive activities during the day, decreasing stress and anxiety and wel-coming more happiness and peace of mind.
But that’s not all. Simplifying aspects of your life and choosing less over more can also help you boost confidence, feel more comfortable in your skin and even look better. Let’s see how.
1. Fewer clothes can help you be more stylish than ever.
The irony of having more clothes is that you feel like there’s nothing to wear when it’s time to choose an outfit in the morning and go out. Turns out, stylish women actually have fewer clothes but quality ones.
Combining them and choosing what to wear then becomes much easier. Also, once you don’t focus on owning more and more pieces of clothing, you can actu-ally declutter your closet, get rid of what you haven’t worn in the last six months, leave the rest, and only buy something new when you need it.
2. Minimalism is good for your health.
Once you start simplifying, you will begin taking a closer look at each aspect of your life and decide what could be removed.
From your diet, for example, you will start getting rid of the junk food and any-thing that isn’t giving your body the nutrients and vitamins it needs.
Over time, you’ll stop smoking and drinking together with other bad habits.
The more you eliminate negative behaviors from your daily routine, the more your overall health will improve. That’s directly related to having a glowing skin, looking and feeling younger, being energetic and happier.
3. You will love yourself for who you are.
One of the advantages of living with less is that you find ways to accept yourself for who you are and practice self-love and compassion. Also, you don’t rely on other people, material possessions or even life experiences to make you feel good. You already have all you need and that makes you powerful.
This leads to boosted self-confidence and help you to overcome fear of rejection if you are shy or have a tendency to overthink everything. And as we all know, a confident and integral person is also an attractive one.
4. Natural looks makes you beautiful.
As a minimalist, you’ll let go of the desire to put on more makeup than you need to, to accessorize more than necessary, and to buy the latest items from your fa-vorite designer.
As researchers have found, women who look naturally are considered better-looking by both sexes.
5. You replace stress with peace.
Stressful people aren’t a good company for anyone. They also don’t really look good because they are always in a hurry, carrying all this pressure and complain-ing about the things that could go wrong.
A minimalist, however, is positive, contented and in harmony. These qualities make a person quite charming, worthy of our respect and time, and – ultimately – more attractive.
6. A minimalist doesn’t compare to others.
In today’s world, comparison is a normal thing. Most people spend hours on a daily basis on social media platforms where all they see is how others are living a life much better than theirs. They compare and feel upset.
Someone who’s embraced minimalism, however, knows all this is pointless. No two people are alike and we all have our own version of happiness and success. When you accept yourself, focus on the good around you and keep working on your goals, there’s no reason to pay attention to how others are living their lives.
That means you won’t appear desperate anymore but will be confident and de-termined.
7. Gratitude and mindfulness are sexy.
Owning less is the key to appreciating what we actually have. We then stop need-ing material possessions and take happiness into our own hands. We realize that the moment we stop expecting more and thank for what’s already around us, we become richer and happier than before.
All this makes you attractive and you radiate self-awareness. Minimalism also makes you mindful. You stop living in the past or future and instead take action in the present moment.
These reasons should be enough to encourage you to start simplifying your life today and begin feeling and looking better pretty soon.
Sarah Williams is a passionate self-development writer and dating advisor, whose favourite activity is travelling and observing people from different cul-tures. She loves to write about how the style can reflects our personalities. You can check out her articles on Wingman Magazine.