When you imagine minimalism, what comes to mind? A life of black and white? One pair of shoes? A life of restriction?
If that’s the case, we’re going to change your mind.
Minimalism is a lifestyle. And the brilliant curator behind @creativeminimalistlifestyle is here to show you that it’s about freedom, about opening yourself up and letting go of the “stuff” in your life that weighs you down.
We know creativity & minimalism. But what is creative minimalism?
Minimalism isn’t about living with less, rather it is about making room in your life for what matters most.
I am really inspired by people, places, travel, and products. And when I say products, I don’t mean things that you consume, but things that make your life easier. And interior design has a role in this as well.
Creative minimalism is inspired by the people, places, and products that add value, add joy, to your life; those that allow you to live your life in a simpler way or give you the freedom to live the life that you really want.
Intimidated? Start with the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge
When you take 30 days to declutter your life, you’re not just working on the physical items. You’re also decluttering your mind. This helps focus on the real reason for minimalism, allowing for more space to live your values. By spreading it out over 30 days, you don’t feel like you have to attack your whole life in one day.
Sometimes people can go overboard when decluttering but for me, it’s more about being mindful of having everything in your life that you want.
When you dedicate one day to the junk drawer, or take a bite-sized approach to simplifying your life you can tackle this challenge effectively and really own it.
Connect with the community
If you’re looking for more information about minimalism, the best website that connected me to the community is theminimalists.com. I highly recommend this website to get started.
For creative inspiration, Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love) wrote this book called Big Magic and it’s all about creative living. It’s one of my favorite books, and it’s what I read just before starting this Instagram account.
Gilbert talks about the mindset that we need to have in order to be creative and to be inspired. It’s a really interesting read for people who might be stuck in a rut or who need to be inspired by the life around them. Definitely check it out!
6 Healthy Steps
to living your best creative, minimal lifestyle
1. restful sleep
2. daily movement
3. cultivate personal creativity
4. eat food in moderation & not deprivation
5. invest in healthy relationships
6. take little moments through the day to be grateful for what you have
((all images used are from @creativeminimalistlifestyle))