Minimalists often get asked how they stay entertained when there is so much lack of material possessions in their homes. In fact, some even wonder if minimalists are bored and lonely.
It’s a common misconception that living a clutter-free lifestyle results in being bored, but this isn’t the case. Like everyone else, minimalist people enjoy day-to-day life regardless of having less.
However, the key difference between non-minimalists and minimalists is that minimalists are more at peace with themselves since they got rid of all their physical distractions. This enhances their spiritual awareness and mental focus which can result in being very creative. We’ll explore this topic further.
When you own an abundance of material possessions, it can be very easy to get caught up in the commercialism of consumerism. We find ourselves constantly checking for updates on our smartphones and updating our status on social media. This is because we are unconsciously seeking validation from others to avoid feeling empty inside.
Meanwhile, there’s so much beauty in the world that we don’t have time to focus on. All this is going through a minimalists’ head when they see a breathtaking view, listen to a calming melody, or meet a stranger in need of help.
Minimalism helps us calm down and avoid being overwhelmed by life’s beauty which can be easily taken for granted if we become too preoccupied with our smartphones, Facebook, and Twitter.
What do Minimalists Do for Fun?
Minimalists still enjoy life to its fullest without all the distractions of a materialistic world. They often spend their free time going on long walks, meditating in nature, or working on hobbies that inspire them.
One of the most popular hobbies that minimalists enjoy is photography. This is a great way for them to capture those special moments in life and appreciate what’s around them.
They see beauty in simplicity, so they don’t need 5K cameras with 4K video support to be happy, unlike other people who are obsessed with having the latest gadgets on the market.
Sometimes, minimalists also enjoy meeting up with their friends for a game of cards or any other type of entertainment that is low-key. As long as the people they’re around are positive and don’t bring them down, they’re happy.
Concerned About Boredom?
Another misconception about minimalism is that you become bored of life when you get rid of all your material possessions. They think that without smartphones, the Internet, and television, there’s nothing left to do but stare at a wall.
However, minimalists are still able to enjoy life more than most people who waste their time staring at screens for hours on end. This is because they appreciate life more and don’t feel the need to become overly attached to anything physical.
The truth is, we can easily create our own fun in life. The world has an abundance of distractions and it’s up to us not to get too caught up in them all. We can play a game with our kids or go for a walk with loved ones. The possibilities are endless when we take the time to appreciate life and people around us.
The main thing is to not become so attached to consumerism that you lose sight of what’s truly important in life. Instead, focus on being present in the moment and enjoying yourself without all the distractions from technology. Once you cut these out of your life, you’ll be surprised at how much free time you have to enjoy life.