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Minimalism, how can it help you?

Wednesday, September 27th 2023 10:00am 7 min read
Dr. Natalia Subirats Duran dr.nataliasubirats

Licensed medical doctor and naturopathic doctor specializing in fertility, endometriosis and more. Hablo español!

You might be thinking, “Why if this being a health and wellness space am I talking about minimalism? It’s unrelated!” I will say that this was my perspective for a time, and now it has completely shifted. 

To be healthy, we need both inner and outer minimalism. And you might wonder why? Because with order, the mind structures itself better, and the feeling of CHAOS doesn’t appear. CHAOS will hyperactivate your nervous system, with the sympathetic system being more active than the parasympathetic one, so you won’t be able to enter repair mode as often or effectively. If we create order and stability and reduce overall stimuli within our surroundings, it is easier to feel peace, tranquility, and security within. 

Minimalism is a movement and a lifestyle that advocates for simplifying and minimizing material possessions, distractions, and commitments in order to focus on the essential and find a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction in life. In essence, it’s about eliminating the superfluous to make room for what truly matters.

Minimalism has a long history, and you might now be familiar with it thanks to the Netflix documentary “The Minimalists,” where Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known as “The Minimalists,” introduce us to the minimalist movement. 

Throughout the documentary, they share their own personal transformation story, where they left behind successful careers and materialistic lives to embrace a simpler and more meaningful lifestyle. They share their experiences, challenges, and the benefits of adopting minimalism in their lives.

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