3 Powerful (But Unexpected) Tips for Minimalist Living

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Are you struggling to create a minimalist lifestyle?

If so, then these powerful (but unexpected!) minimalist lifestyle tips will help you move forward and create real, sustainable change.

Tip #1: Start with your mindset (before you declutter)

Declutter without working on your mindset first is like dieting without creating healthy lifestyle habits.

You might get results in the short term, but they won't last.

Instead, you need to start by tackling the thoughts and beliefs that created your busy, cluttered life in the first place.

Get to the root cause of your clutter, and you'll create simplicity from the inside out.

Tip #2: Practice self-care & self-love

Clutter is often a direct response to stress, fears and insecurities. When we don't take care of ourselves properly, we turn to excess "stuff" to self-soothe.

So be kind to yourself. When you feel loved and supported, you'll stop looking for new shoes or a bigger car to dull the pain.

Tip #3: Expect slow progress

You can find hundreds of stories online about people who decluttered their lives over a weekend—but I can assure you that this is the exception, not the rule.

Most people take longer, and that's OK!

Slow and steady means you're learning from the past, rewriting old beliefs, and breaking bad habits. Take your time now and you'll see results later.

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