As a designer, I’ve always appreciated the power simplicity and minimalism has on my designs. However, it wasn’t until recently that I began to realize how I can use minimalism to strengthen my life.
Let me break down why practicing minimalism in both design and life has been so beneficial for me, especially the older I get.
Since embarking on a complete minimalistic lifestyle in early fall of 2017, it hasn't taken me long to recognize the value it can provide my life and family. It's full of the same values that have made my designs better over the years.
To me, minimalism gives me a framework for how I minimize waste. Whether that’s design waste, environmental waste or purchasing waste. Minimalism allows me to be more mindful and present in the decisions I make. I set goals and question my design and purchasing decisions by determining how much value it will add to my project or life if I add or remove it. It helps me and my ideas stay focussed, lean and free of clutter.
I hope you found the above perspective helpful. Here's to a less stressful 2018 both with your work and in life.