The idea of living a “minimalist” lifestyle has appealed to me for some time. I define minimalism as the practice of spiritual, mental and physical simplicity. I envision a minimalist life as one free of distraction and clutter yet filled with purpose, relationships and meaningful experiences. I admit, this definition does not exactly mirror my life, but I am testing the waters, hence “minimalist experiments.” I’ve heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit (at the very least some say). I imagine my journey towards simplicity will take time. I’m also an all or nothing impatient kind of person. So I believe the marathon approach will be more meaningful and I will actually have some time to reflect on the benefits of my growth (and I am confident there will be benefits).
My first experiment will be my nightstand. Check back to see how it goes. Wish me luck!