Minimalist Holidays – How To

Minimalist Holidays – How To

christmas-freeimages-Simone-RenouAt first glance, you might think going minimal for the holidays will take away your joy. However, it will actually enrich your experience.

And that’s the key…  focus on the experience rather than materialism.

This also doesn’t mean you have to go all out with food, decorations or anything material at all.  Focus on the experience of quality time with the people in your life.

If you want to give gifts, keep them simple and personal.  Give something you KNOW they will use.  If you want to share a family meal, keep it simple.  Enrich that experience by preparing the meal together.

Do a simple test for any task you’re considering to prepare for the holidays.  Notice how you feel when you think about doing it.  Do you feel light, energized and expansive?  If so, go for it.  This is something you’ll likely enjoy and love.  Do you feel heavy, hesitant or drained? If so, this is a task you likely want to ditch or simplify.

Enrich you holidays with the less is more minimalist approach.