Why You Struggle with Minimalism and How to Move Forward

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I’m here to tell you the dark secret lurking behind the real reason why you tried out minimalism but can’t seem to go anywhere with it. This is gonna be useful to you if you’ve already done your Konmari decluttering or other organizing techniques. Because I know some of you still struggle with minimalism even after decluttering and letting go. So you might be wondering what’s really going on and why you can’t seem to feel satisfied with where you’re at on your journey. Or maybe you’re starting off and don’t know if it’s working for you. You might feel unsure and even feel kinda lost and you’re not able to find the right resources to help you out. If you’re at that state of not knowing what’s next, I think it’s time for you to go deeper into emotional work.

In this episode of Heal Your Living podcast, I will be talking about why so much of struggle with Minimalism. I will cover the emotional letting go process that’s missing in your practice. We often forget that Minimalism can be applied to emotional healing and changing toxic habits. You can deepen your practice by applying Minimalism for self-reflection and spiritual growth. This can help you stay more mindful during your decluttering process and it can make your journey more nourishing. So if you’ve already done the decluttering or unsure about jumping into Minimalism, stay tuned to learn more.

“It’s gonna get whole lot easier when you let go and let that resistance just melt away. Because you’re gonna realize that all of these material things that you’re struggling to let go, is just physical replacement for the emotional support you’re inner-self is actually asking for.”
 
What you’ll learn
• Identifying what is blocking you from moving forward.
• The connection between emotional well-being and Minimalism.
• How to use spiritual abundance to let go.
• How to change your approach from physical to spiritual.
• Why Minimalists are successful in all parts of their lives.
• How you can use Minimalism to change your entire lifestyle.
Helpful Resources
Thank you for listening

Receive exclusive monthly podcast delivered to you when you support me on Patreon!

I’m here to tell you the dark secret lurking behind the real reason why you tried out minimalism but can’t seem to go anywhere with it. This is gonna be useful to you if you’ve already done your Konmari decluttering or other organizing techniques. Because I know some of you still struggle with minimalism even after decluttering and letting go. So you might be wondering what’s really going on and why you can’t seem to feel satisfied with where you’re at on your journey. Or maybe you’re starting off and don’t know if it’s working for you. You might feel unsure and even feel kinda lost and you’re not able to find the right resources to help you out. If you’re at that state of not knowing what’s next, I think it’s time for you to go deeper into emotional work.

In this episode of Heal Your Living podcast, I will be talking about why so much of struggle with Minimalism. I will cover the emotional letting go process that’s missing in your practice. We often forget that Minimalism can be applied to emotional healing and changing toxic habits. You can deepen your practice by applying Minimalism for self-reflection and spiritual growth. This can help you stay more mindful during your decluttering process and it can make your journey more nourishing. So if you’ve already done the decluttering or unsure about jumping into Minimalism, stay tuned to learn more.

“It’s gonna get whole lot easier when you let go and let that resistance just melt away. Because you’re gonna realize that all of these material things that you’re struggling to let go, is just physical replacement for the emotional support you’re inner-self is actually asking for.”
 
What you’ll learn
• Identifying what is blocking you from moving forward.
• The connection between emotional well-being and Minimalism.
• How to use spiritual abundance to let go.
• How to change your approach from physical to spiritual.
• Why Minimalists are successful in all parts of their lives.
• How you can use Minimalism to change your entire lifestyle.
Helpful Resources
Thank you for listening
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9 Replies to “Why You Struggle with Minimalism and How to Move Forward”

  1. Hello, thank you for sharing your tips and experiences! I have a question- if you live with your parents, and they don’t want to put in enough effort to live more sustainably and minimally, what can I do to achieve the biggest impact by myself? Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Thanks for reaching out and sharing your life with me. I completely understand the difficulty of not being able to live harmoniously with those who are living a different lifestyle. For me, I practice sustainability and minimalism wherever I can. So I do not strive for perfection or force myself to change. And I do not expect others to be just like me. I think it is best for us to be gentle and transition slowly and it is most important to remind ourselves of the reason why we even try to practice a eco-friendly lifestyle. The mindfulness and compassion towards Earth is what really matters most and the physical manifestation is simply a reward. I am so happy that you are willing to do what you can in the moment and want to be mindful of others who are not yet able to. I will explore more on this topic in my future videos!

  2. I’m also in Austin. Do you consult locally? I’d love to work with you. This makes perfect sense!

  3. Awesome! Would you be willing to meet for tea at a teahouse rather than Skype if I register/paid in advance?

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    I have been stuck on my journey for a quite a while now and of course both what Marie Kondo writes about and what you talked about here is the reason behind it. It’s the emotional work, the fears one has to face, the mindset one needs to do the work. It can be difficult and sometimes I feel like I’m going round in circles.
    I wanted to thank you and let you know how much I enjoy your posts and videos, they’re refreshing and calming, and they motivate and help me move forward. Thank you <3

  5. Hi! I love your videos… I’ve been on a roller coaster journey with minimalism most of my life! It was born from feeling unstable in my home life. I go between extremes of decluttering then I buy more stuff. Then I get rid of it again! My wife is very resistant to minimalism but she has gotten rid of a lot of stuff. Still… I want to go some version of extreme. That’s tough with someone who isn’t on board… being surrounded by her clutter is overwhelming. My own stuff, too, even though I have much less than I did two years ago. Being disabled presents both challenges and advantages, too. I’ve been doing the hard emotional work for a while now, so I’m learning how to reduce and not always replace, even if my wife dosen’t. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hello, I am happy that you shared your journey with me. It takes true courage to forge ahead and it’s good to hear about your amazing progress. I am here for you and if you need any insights feel free to ask at connect@healyourliving.com or DM me on Instagram!

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