Stress Freedom Friday: Minimalism

minimalism to prevent stressYou’ve heard the statement, “Less is more.” Usually it refers to doing less with your physical appearance. You know. Like, less makeup. Less bling.

You can also do less with your time. Committing to do so much can make you feel stress that’s unimaginable. It’s easy to put yourself in a position where you are feeling pulled in more than one direction. That’s why it’s important to get a handle on how much you are doing. At least, if you want some freedom from stress.

BECOMING A MINIMALIST

Some people view a minimalist as someone who has very little personal possessions. You know. 10 outfits in total. 3 sets of dishes. 2 pots and a coffee table. OK maybe that’s “over-minimalizing” the definition of being a minimalist but I think you can see where I’m going with this.

While becoming a minimalist in the traditional sense of the word is about owning less, it can also refer to being a person who just does less. People who do less have less to complain about and more importantly, less to stress about.

Some things just have to be done though. Right? Things like feeding your family, going to work, taking your child to the doctor. But, then there are things like attending every function you are invited to and signing your child up to every free event in town.

While it’s true that you want your child to have every opportunity available (especially if they can’t do things that children without special needs can do), it can cause more stress than it’s worth. So be selective with the things you become a part of.

Just do less.

This post is a part of the Balancing Life series of posts

Less doing = Less stress.

Anything that helps promote stress freedom I’m game for. How about you?

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