IS MINIMALISM HEALTHY?
Updated: Jul 18
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My name is Daniel Welstead, and I'm a plant-based personal trainer In Sevenoaks, Kent. I've been doing this now for nearly a decade and I've been vegan now for coming up to four years. During this journey of self-improvement. I found that the fewer things I have. The happier I am. The fewer things I've got to worry about. The more effort I can put into things I actually love doing. The more effort I have to put into relationships I really care about and I have more resources to be able to spend with people or for people to help our lives improve. For me, minimalism isn't a single chair in a white-painted room.
It's not having one set of everything, it's about having just enough. When it comes to health and minimalism, though, this is where a lot of people get confused. You might be thinking of an empty fridge with a single grape. No, that ain't it. For me, minimalism and health are linked.
If you've got more time to do things because you're not spending so much time earning money on things that you don't really like to impress people you don't really enjoy being with, then you're able to have more good food. And when I mean more good food, I mean be able to use your resources to buy healthy produce, you actually use those resources to actually look after yourself. And for me, life is nothing without good health. When I was younger, I trained to be a professional chef and I was actually in the industry for nearly ten years. Got to a really good level as well.
Some of the best dishes were dishes with good quality products and not that many ingredients. There's nothing better for me than having perfectly ripe tomatoes with beautiful basil with a little bit of olive oil and some really good Celtic sea salt. Molden salt. Brilliant. Being a personal trainer for nearly ten years, I've come to realise that the best workouts are the simplest of workouts.
They're sprinting up a hill as quick as you can. As many times they're being able to burn out your muscle as quickly as possible. The ones when it comes to fat loss are the ones where you actually just need to get your heart rate through the roof. It really is as simple as that. But what I find is the most amazing thing about minimalism is the fact my anxiety has dropped because I'm no longer striving to buy the next best wardrobe or the next best T-shirt, the next best trainers.
I'm happy with wearing what I've got until it serves no purpose. It means I don't have to work as much, which means I have more time and more money to be able to do the things I like to do, which is travel. So to conclude, minimalism is so subjective. It could be the person who likes that single chair in the blank room. For me, minimalism is just a matter of simplifying my life.
I don't like to worry, I don't like to stress. Like you, I quite like an easy life. But we're always striving up eleven and up trying to keep up with the Joneses. Once you get out of the rat race, you'll realise it will make no difference if you have ten or two pairs. Just have to save them money, save the hassle, save the worry.
So for me, minimalism is a matter of levelling yourself up, but mentally, going beyond the consumerism state that we have today, going beyond being past materialistic and going beyond the point of thinking, I want that, I want it all. For me, it's a matter of just enough. Because just enough will always make you happy. Anything beyond that would have diminished effects mentally. If you like this video, please give a big thumbs-up comment below.
Have you been on kind of like the minimum minimalism journey? Is that one thing that you enjoy doing or did you take it too far? See you next time.
Plant BAsed Vegan Personal Trainer in Sevenoaks