These 2 Minimalistic Habits Are Changing My Life & Making Me Happier; Why You Should Adopt These Too

Renuka Gavrani
6 min readAug 9, 2022

I never thought of becoming minimalistic. NEVER!

I had a belief that I work so hard, sacrifice so much for my work and deal with failures so that I can have everything I set my eyes on. I can buy anything my heart desires. After all, if you cannot have what you want then why do you work so hard? Just have a normal paying job and that will enable you not to buy everything that you want, right?

Well, I still believe that you should work hard and earn enough money to afford a comfortable living for yourself and for the people you love.

However, my mindset of buying everything that I want transformed into BUYING WHAT I TRULY WANT.

Now, what does that mean?

To me, minimalism is not about getting rid of everything you own, and living like a monk. No, that’s not what minimalism is nor can I ever get rid of everything that I bought with a big heart.

Then what do I mean?

Well, minimalism to me is a lifestyle that makes you live your life mindfully rather than collecting everything you like and making your surroundings a junkyard.

In simple words, the human mind is never satisfied. We always want something to be happy. And as we are now more open to the world via social media, we have lost the key to living a satisfied and mindful life.

For example: Let’s say you are completely happy at this moment. Though as soon as you open Instagram and see everyone is having the latest Iphone in hand, you feel, ‘If only I had this new iPhone, I would be so happy’
Did you notice something?

You were completely happy but then you handed over the key of your happiness to a materialistic possession, an iPhone. Now, you wouldn’t be happy until either you get the iPhone or demand your key back (your choice to be happy)

Hence, minimalism is just about having your key to happiness and a fulfilled life always with you.

To tell the truth, I was a minimalist since childhood but with the wrong direction in my mind.

Renuka Gavrani

Ghostwriter, open for projects. I talk about slow & Intentional living - taking you closer to your dream life. I wrote a book too, here: