Is there anything wrong with admiring pretty things and enjoying the beauty of material objects? Find out why you should slow down and start celebrating your everyday life! According to the minimalistic approach to life that has been promoted in recent years, we should own fewer things. However, this trend sometimes even makes us feel guilty about enjoying the pretty things around us. It’s a big mistake!
First, let’s put it straightforwardly: there’s nothing wrong with liking to be surrounded by beautiful things! A minimalistic approach to life encourages us to have fewer things, but it doesn’t rule out our enjoying them. Quite on the contrary, it encourages us to surround ourselves with beauty and quality. Why is that?
Attach importance to quality and aesthetics – choose only really pretty things
It’s proven (and even without evidence, you’ll admit that you’ve noticed it about yourself) – being surrounded by nice things has a positive effect on our mood and therefore on our attitude to life. The beauty of the things we have around us every day can even determine the way we perceive the quality of our lives! You shouldn’t be ashamed in the slightest that you appreciate the good quality of everyday objects or the beauty of works of art. After all, it’s wonderful that you’re sensitive to beauty. Give yourself the freedom to be an aesthete!
Celebrating everyday life
You should never let your life become just a constant wait for lofty moments. We simply can’t live from one lofty event to another. After all, our life is mainly about what’s between them. Try to live fully, here and now. Learn to celebrate your everyday life. Pay attention to the details and beautiful setting of your daily activities.
The beauty of the things you surround yourself with every day can make your life a more pleasant experience! So, learn to use pretty things every day. Enjoy them. Stop earmarking them or keeping them for special occasions and more important moments. Understand that what’s important is you- your here and now. Don’t be afraid to use fun things on these “ordinary days” because it’s like putting the joy of life off and keeping it only for special events! Everything you do, even a smallest everyday activity celebrated properly can become your big event. Master this art and start enjoying small things! Even a properly prepared bath will magically cleanse not only your body but also your soul…
Tea brewed in your favourite cup always tastes better! By surrounding yourself with beautiful items and high-quality utensils and appliances, you’ll be sure to fully appreciate your everyday life. So, make sure you have a beautiful place setting every day, not just for special occasions.
Put quality over quantity
Excess can indeed be overwhelming. Do you have trouble concentrating and often feel tired? Getting rid of unnecessary gadgets and dust-collecting knick-knacks, whose overall quality leaves much to be desired, makes you feel liberated. Spending time in a minimalist interior, you’ll rest more effectively. Your concentration will improve and you’ll finally find peace and harmony. We should start putting quality over quantity.
By using good quality products, you’ll be able to enjoy them. Clearly, material objects should never become a priority in our lives. Having said that, if only we can afford to buy appliances and decorations we like, we should do it. And surround ourselves with beauty and quality without harming the budget. You need to buy things sensibly. After all, it’s not about you replacing all your home appliances, accessories and decorations with new ones right now. Perhaps you like DIY projects and can give a new life (and new quality) to the things you haven’t been keen on so far? Or maybe you will create handmade decorations for your home from scratch? If you enjoy it, look for real gems at a flea market or buy yourself one new and beautiful thing every quarter.
Let’s cherish the minute details of everyday life
There must be some pretty things you have at home that you’d just hate to take out of the box… Try using the things you already have and those you like. Surround yourself with beautiful things so that being able to just see them brings you joy. When using them, try to slow down for a while, stop… Enjoy surrounding yourself with beautiful things!
Learn to enjoy the fresh scent of towels and bed linen being taken out of the drawer. Touch the fabric gently and smell its delicate scent and pleasant softness. Feel its texture under your fingers. Appreciate the beauty of things in its every dimension.