Discover 9 minimalist habits that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. These habits are simple, easy to remember, and quick to accomplish. #minimalism #habits #dailyroutine
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9 Surprisingly Simple Minimalist Habits That Will Enhance Your Life

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To be a minimalist, you have to live in a home that’s nearly empty with white walls, right? I’m pretty sure I just made an entire group of people roll their eyes.

Minimalism isn’t about restricting yourself from the things you can’t have, it’s about focusing on being grateful for the things you do have.

It’s also about implementing some super simple minimalist habits to make your life easier, clearer, and calmer… and who wouldn’t want that?

A few small changes can make a world of a difference.

When you start adding these surprisingly simple habits into your daily routine, you’ll find that you can take your days from chaotic and high stress back down to organized and low-key.

The best part?

Most of these habits can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

Whether you’re a seasoned minimalist, just starting your minimalism journey, or hardcore anti-minimalism, these tips will benefit your life and help you create a home environment that you actually enjoy.

Start with your mindset, streamline your game plan, and incorporate your new habits.

We’re going to talk about:

  • How your mindset affects your decision to start and stick to your new minimalist habits
  • Streamlining your new habits by placing them into existing routines
  • 9 minimalist habits you can start doing today to enhance your life

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9 Minimalist Habits that will enhance your life #minimalist #habits

Mindset and Stick-to-itiveness

Everything starts with a good look at your reason for wanting to implement new habits or routines.

Are you tired of the clutter, chaos, and stress? Looking for ways to be able to spend more time with your family and less time picking up after them? Is your marriage suffering because you’re constantly nagging your husband for help?

Or maybe the clutter makes you feel like you’re not good enough.

It’s okay.

Whatever your reason behind wanting to make the shift, you can do this if you will make the conscious choice and effort to do so.

Habit building is some tough stuff when your mindset is in the wrong place.

That’s why you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and figure out why you have such a hard time to keep a commitment to yourself.

Check out my post on Creating New Habits, then come back here, because once you have your affirmation and motivation in place you’ll have a much easier time sticking to these new habits.

Start focusing on what you do have, rather than what you don’t.

As you declutter, learn to say no, and begin implementing digital boundaries, you may start to despair of what you’re losing.

Start to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness as you begin adding these habits into your day.

Be thankful for the possessions that bring you joy, the extra time you have, and the gift of being present with your family without your phone coming in between you.

Habit Hack: Streamlining

In addition to getting your mindset on track, you ought to be a little strategic with the placement of your new habits into your day.

What do I mean?

I mean several of these habits can be done daily in less than 10 minutes (most of them less than 2-3 minutes), so figure out when you’re going to do them each day and slip them into your routine.

Attach your new habits to something you already do.

Grab the mail on your way in from work? Good. Deal with it before throwing it on the counter.

Like to drink coffee first thing in the morning? Jot down something you’re grateful for while enjoying your first few sips.

Picking up? Choose something that doesn’t bring you joy or use and let it go.

Discover 9 minimalist habits that will enhance your life. #habits #minimalism

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Minimalist Habits

Practice Gratitude

Let me say it again – be grateful for what you have. Be grateful for the time you’re giving yourself. Be grateful for the opportunity to be more present because of the tasks you’ve accomplished throughout the day.

This is a pretty simple one to toss into your day.

Use the notes app on your phone or grab your favorite journal and pens. Jot down 1-10 things you’re feeling thankful for.

No one is judging your list, so be honest. (Mine regularly has sleep, coffee, and quiet time to myself!)

My favorite journal by far is the Leuchtturm 1917. The dotted pages give you full customizable freedom to make it into whatever you want it to be. Exercise your creativity or make your minimalist heart happy with simplicity. It is what you make it. GRAB YOURS ON AMAZON HERE.

Morning Pick Up

Do a quick run through the house to collect any dishes or clothing left out from the morning rush of getting ready.

Throw in a load of laundry.

“Reset” your home early in the day to begin your day on top of things.

Clean As You Go

Don’t wait until the end of the day to pick up toys, fold laundry, or wash dishes.

Waiting can cause overwhelm and anxiety which can cause you to put things off even more.

Take one to two minutes here and there throughout the day to tackle those small tasks. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

Declutter Regularly

This is not a one and done deal.

Have a mindset of keeping only the things that you love or that serve a purpose.

Each time you pick up the kids’ toys try to find something you that you can let go, or once a week have your child choose something to give to another family.

Having trouble deciding what to keep and what to ditch? Check out my posts below:

18 Decluttering Questions to Help You Get Rid of Stuff Fast

The Magic of Toy Minimalism

One Touch Mail

When you bring your mail inside, touch it once and deal with it.

This will help keep the mounds of paper clutter from piling up, as well keeping you on top of any important tasks that need to be handled.

Nightly Pick Up

Spend 10 minutes every night getting the kitchen and living room under control.

Run the dishwasher, clear the floors and surfaces, empty the sink of dirty dishes.

“Reset” your home right before you retire to your bedroom in order to wake up in a calming environment instead of waking up to a massive list of household to-dos staring you in the face.

Give Experiences, Not stuff

Memories and experiences are far more valuable and precious than another new toy.

I’m not just talking about gifts for your kids.

Anytime you’re considering a gift for someone, think about how you can enhance their life with something they’ll remember for a long time.

Here a just a few ideas:

  • Tickets to a concert, movie, game, or event
  • Membership
  • Special date night
  • Adventure day – Escape room, putt-putt, zip-lining, water park
  • Amusement park day
  • Books
  • Photobooks

Related: The Magic of Toy Minimalism

Digital Boundaries

Are you ever more than a few feet from a screen at any point in your day?

Set some digital boundaries such as no phones at the table, no tv after 9, etc.

Give your eyes a rest, your mind a break, and be more present with the people in your life.

Related: Declutter Your Phone

Phone Detox

Learn How to Say No

Minimalism isn’t just about stuff.

It’s about protecting your time by only allowing certain items, relationships, and obligations to hold space in your life.

Learn how to say no when you feel obligated to say yes. Habit Tracker Printable

Simple Habits Affect Your Entire Life

Believe it or not, implementing just a few simple habits can have a ripple effect throughout your entire life.

Your newfound intentionality will begin leaking into other areas of your life and affecting your relationships.

Each day that you practice intentionality, your children are soaking it in, learning, and internalizing the values you’re showing them.

Teach your kids to clean as they go and help you during pick up time. The values they learn now will affect them for the rest of their lives.

So, make the decision to do something about your situation, figure out why it’s important to you, and then do something.

These habits are simple and take a minimal amount of time to execute.

What’s holding you back?

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What are your favorite minimalist habits? Which ones do you already do? Which ones are you working on?

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