I’ve recently read an article about the virtues of the Less is More approach. For some reason, the writer decided to take the concept one step further, indicating that the pursuit of minimalism is actually EXHAUSTING and somehow equivalent to the Pursuit of Perfection….What?!? It is known that when you are organized things are easier…. I’m sure being organized has levels and whatever works for you is good. When you feel things are put together and you can find what you need it does help you be more efficient.
Minimalism does mean doing more with less, but not necessarily at the expense of exhausting perfection. To me, it means simply surrounding yourself with those things that bring joy, that are full of memories or something that you simply just love. It also means getting rid of all the crap you have been toting around for years because….well, you probably don’t even know why you’ve been toting it around for years…. The new buzz phrase, Wabi Sabi, includes the ancient practice “acceptance of imperfection” and includes elements that are handmade, irregularly shapes and may even have cracks. Why is imperfection and asymmetry mutually exclusive to Wabi Sabi and not Minimalism? I think it can be both… you know like when a square is both a square and a rectangle?
I think an even bigger trend should be – Do You- do what feels right to you…no rules, no judgement, just simply what makes you happy. Pretty easy, right?!? And not exhausting at all…in fact I would think that is pretty liberating and exciting!
Surround yourself with the things you love, live your life and stop reading these ridiculous commentaries on what trend you should adopt next for a great life. Go out there and stop doing things to impress others and rather just impress yourself….THAT’S how you live a great life…..