follow me on instagram for more @aaliyahinspired. My journey with minimalism started two years ago when I started listening to The Minimalists podcast. Before diving into the world of Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburns through their podcast, I got mixed messages on what minimalism was. All I could picture was an all black and… Continue reading Why I Decided to Become a Minimalist.
It’s time to roll out the red carpet again for the people that have inspired me for these past few months. The category I want to focus on is minimalism. Below is a list of five minimalist influencers I think are worth a follow: Aaliyah Alexander | @aaliyahinspired Okay, this is a shameless plug. If… Continue reading My Favorite Minimalists That Are Worth the Follow.
The hardest part about leaving a life of hyper consumerism to a “minimalist” lifestyle is maintaining it. It’s easy to fall back into old ways when it comes to filling your life with meaningless possessions when things get a little stressful — instead of coping with newly formed habits, we inherently run back to familiar… Continue reading 5 Systems to Maintain a Minimalist Space.
First you must realize how much money you truly need to survive, and then realize that everything beyond that is just a want, often a superfluous want. The Minimalists Growing up, I remember always being a “saver”. I was the kid who set aside money from birthdays, Christmases, and any other special occasions that warranted… Continue reading Living Within Our Means?
I love clothes. Many people think that when you become a minimalist, the appeal of a nice outfit goes away, but it doesn’t. The only difference between pre-minimalist me and post-minimalist me is that I just wear pieces I already own over and over again. Repeated outfits? Who would dare walk out the house with… Continue reading My Favorite Pieces From My Minimalist Wardrobe.
When we intentionally create space in our lives, we can intentionally decide what to fill it with.Cait Flanders There’s this universal secret we hear all the time but never really apply. This secret just sits there, ready to be used, ready to elevate your life and transform your reality. Legendary leaders preach this and old… Continue reading The Power of Intentional Living.
We all know the feeling of buying something new — we see an item that we want and impulsively purchase it without a second thought and it feels really good… until the excitement fades and we’re left with something that takes up space in the back of our closets. Being a self-proclaimed minimalist, I still… Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Purchase.
When it comes to minimalism, simplicity and intentionality in all areas of life is the goal. When cleaning, eating, or deciding which hobbies to engage in, the idea is to make the experience meaningful and free of stress. Self-care is an area that I’ve had trouble keeping up with. Lighting candles and setting up a… Continue reading Minimalist Self-Care Habits.
The minimalism world is vast — containing a lot of different perspectives and insights from a variety of different experiences. Although the central meaning of minimalism — to live a more meaningful life —- remains the central purpose of the philosophy, there are many different reasons individuals decide to go minimal. Throughout my journey, I’ve… Continue reading The Different Types of Minimalists.
At the start of the new year, I was inspired by The Personal Philosophy Project to do a “No Buy Year”. I felt that this challenge would be perfect to keep me on my toes during my minimalism journey since inspiration was beginning to get a little stale for me. (If you’re new to this… Continue reading No Buy Year (update)