benefit #8 – less stress
June 22, 2008
i can’t take much credit for thinking of this benefit on my own – i originally found it in a zenhabits blog post titled, “a guide to creating a minimalist home.” by the way, their thoughts on minimalization are amazing! however, i have noticed that many people are ending up at this blog after searching for “minimalism benefits” so i wanted to be sure that it got on the list because i have found it to be so true!
a minimalist home is less stressful. clutter is a form of visual distraction, and everything in our vision pulls at our attention at least a little. the less clutter, the less visual stress we have. a minimalist home is calming.
i have found this to be true and you will too with a simple experiment. go compare two counter tops – one that is clear (minimal) and one that is cluttered. look at each of them separately. what is your internal emotional response? does the clear one bring about a calming effect? does the cluttered one bring emotions of distraction or anxiety?
a minimalist home is less stressful. i have found that to be so true as we continue to become minimalist.