Mindful Minimalism For A Lighter Life

Mindful minimalism seeks a simple way of being

Mindful minimalism is the intersection where living with intention meets conscious consumption meets awareness of attention.

It’s the playing field of the modern mindfulness practice.

Minimalist mindfulness is the attitudinal cornerstone of practical action and theoretical technique.

Liberation from attachment to possessions is a major turning point in mindfulness practice.

This shift in mindset is a master key to a life lived with equanimity.

Living with less and the accompanying mindset harmonises our relationship with the world.

mindful minimalism at home

The Minimalists: Masters of Mindfulness

I get a regular email from a couple guys called ‘TheMinimalists’.

Recently,, I received an update from Joshua titled, ‘40 Life Lesson from 40 Years‘.

It’s a riff on the distilled wisdom of a lifelong minimalist.

I totally jam with the minimalist philosophy.

I’ve never been precious about possessions and I’ve always innately understood the value of attention.

stones stacked on a wooden jetty

Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

Of the forty lessons, I particularly resonated with 23, 39 and 40.

The Minimalists have a new book out. It’s a great place to start for those seeking truth and personal insight.

Creating A Mindful Minimal Space

A minimalist living space is characterized by simplicity, clean lines, and a focus on functionality

minimal mindfulness mudra

What Does Mindful Minimalism Really Mean?

A minimalist is a person who embraces the simple and the functional.

They are comfortable living with less

Minimalists strive to focus on what truly matters to them and eliminate unnecessary clutter, distractions, and complexities.

Minimalism can apply to various areas, including:

Material Possessions:

Minimalists often own fewer possessions, valuing quality over quantity. They avoid accumulating unnecessary items and strive to keep their surroundings clutter-free.


Minimalists are mindful consumers, making intentional choices about what they buy. They aim to avoid excessive consumption and seek products that align with their values.


Minimalists regularly declutter their living spaces, getting rid of things they no longer need or find value in. This helps create a more organized and calming environment.


Minimalists prefer simplicity in their daily routines, decisions, and lifestyles. They seek to simplify complex tasks and reduce unnecessary complications.

Time Management:

Minimalists value their time and focus on activities that bring joy, fulfillment, and meaning. They may prioritize experiences and relationships over material pursuits.


Minimalists often practice mindfulness, being present in the moment and appreciating the beauty in simplicity. This mindfulness extends to how they interact with others and experience the world around them.

Environmental Impact:

Some minimalists are concerned about their environmental footprint, aiming to reduce waste and live in a more eco-friendly manner.


Minimalists often find a sense of freedom in living with less. They believe that by reducing possessions and commitments, they gain more time, mental clarity, and the ability to focus on their passions and priorities.

minimal mindfulness in a field

Mindful Minimalism In Practice

It’s important to note that minimalism is a personal choice, and it can manifest differently for each individual.

Some people adopt minimalism in one or more areas of their life, while others fully embrace it as a comprehensive lifestyle.

The core idea is to simplify, declutter, and focus on what truly brings value and joy.

mindfil minimalism at the lake

Mindful Minimalism For A Simple Life

A minimalist is someone who likes to keep things simple and clear in their life.

They believe in focusing on what really matters and getting rid of extra stuff or distractions that aren’t important.

For example, imagine having a clean and organized room with just the things you really need and love.

That’s what minimalists do. They don’t collect a lot of stuff they don’t need, and they often choose things that last a long time and are really useful.

Mindful Minimalists pay attention to how they spend their time

They focus on activities that make them happy or help them learn, rather than just doing things for the sake of it.

Some minimalists care a lot about the environment, so they try to use things that are good for the Earth and create less waste.

Being a minimalist is about having a simpler life, which can give you more time and space to enjoy what you love, like hobbies, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the world around you.

minimalism starts at home with a mindful yellow colour

Mindful Minimalism: The Forgotten Superpower

Mindfulness is like having a special superpower that helps you stay focused on what’s happening right now, in this very moment.

It’s about paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and the world around you without getting too caught up in worries about the past or what might happen in the future.

Imagine you’re playing a video game, and you’re totally into it, paying attention to every move you make and every detail in the game.

Mindfulness is a bit like that, but for real life. It’s about being fully present in whatever you’re doing, whether it’s talking to a friend, eating a snack, or just taking a walk.

When you practice mindfulness, you become more aware of your feelings and thoughts, which can help you handle stress or difficult situations better.

It’s like having a calm and clear mind that helps you enjoy the good moments and deal with the not-so-good ones.

Remember, mindfulness is something you can learn and practice, and the more you do it, the better you become at staying focused, relaxed, and in tune with the world around you.

mind full or mindful written on note paper

Are You A  Mindful Minimalist?

A mindful minimalist is someone who likes to keep things simple and clear in their life, just like a regular minimalist.

But they take it a step further by being really aware of their choices and actions.

Imagine this person has a room that’s super tidy, with only a few things they truly love and use.

They don’t collect lots of stuff just for the sake of having it

But what makes them a mindful minimalist is how they pay attention to each item they have, how they use it, and how it fits into their life.

They’re also very aware of the environment.

They try to use things that are good for the Earth, and they make an effort to create less waste.

mindful minimalism is a superpower

Living In The Moment

Being a mindful minimalist means they live in the moment.

They pay attention to what they’re doing, whether it’s enjoying a delicious meal, talking to friends, or just relaxing outside.

They’re really present and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

So, it’s like being a “super simple and aware” person who values what’s important.

Someone who cares about the world around them, and finds happiness in the small, meaningful things in life.