The idea of living with less has made a resurgence in our culture where consumerism is king and most of us have become slaves to an illusion or two. Needless to say, minimalism is hot right now. But what exactly is it?
Contrary to popular belief, becoming a minimalist doesn't require that you throw everything away and start living a nomadic, possessionless existence. Instead, it simply means removing the excess in your life to make room for the essentials. It allows us to create space for the things we really value, not just the things we've been told to cherish.
Adopting a simpler life has opened up so many doors for me, and I'd recommend minimalism to everyone—especially people who fall into the following categories. Some are obvious red flags while others are a bit more subtle, but they all nod to a need to clear clutter.