Having no expectations doesn't lead to deprivation and disappointments. Having expectations does.
My partner in crime is not a minimalist. Thankfully, he is not a maximalist, either. The art of tidying up is just not one of his specialties according to my standards.
Procrastination. [proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuh n]. Noun. The action of delaying or postponing something. Mostly applied when trying something new. Always fueled by fear.
Look for the, bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife.
So, last year a group of colleagues and I had some drinks which we do on a regular basis. I planned it and called it not my birthday celebration drinks. No. presents. for. Laura.
Explaining minimalism is like explaining an orgasm. It's impossible to explain to someone what an orgasm is and how it feels like. But when you have one, you know!
Before I found minimalism I was more a fashionista than an intentionalista. Guess what, you can be both!
I did a No Buy Month back in January and now the question is: What did it bring? Some pros are pretty obvious, some were unexpected. Same goes with the cons.
Consumer oriented companies profit from this now trendy lifestyle in order to sell new stuff. They translate a lifestyle in a way so that it becomes everything it's not.