Being minimal is a state of mind, where you give importance to yourself more than material goods. It can certainly mean you possess more of what you need, enjoy everything you have and are not worried about what you don’t have.
It does not mean the commodities you purchase should be cheap. It means they are something that you need, regardless of how much they cost.
We often tend to give more meaning to stuff, leaving every other thing behind. By entailing minimalism into our lives, we can ultimately be able to find “the long-lasting happiness” which is what we need, isn’t it?
There are no principles for being minimal. You can have 100 things. But just seem to it that they all are being useful to you, which is what matters.
Therefore, being a minimalist is nothing but giving importance to ourselves instead of material goods. We run and run and run and run and strive hard to buy things, which we think is what happiness is. And yes, it makes us happy, but just on a temporary basis. But soon after some time, we again run for some other good and fulfil our wants and this cycle never tends to end.
We live in a society that encourages us to collect material goods, even though we have got nothing to do with those, and thus the means of minimalism comes.
Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfilment, and freedom.