Learn more about the psychological theories and academic research surrounding minimalism and how you can harness your innate minimalist personality to create a happier life.
- The desire to acquire: Why the novelty of buying new things soon wears offWhy does your brain stop being excited by something as soon as you acquire it? What turns our ‘wants’ into ‘whatever’s? Here’s why the novelty of buying new things soon wears off…
- You are an antelope: Why evolution causes us to be stressed by clutterIf you’re stressed out by clutter, it’s because you are programmed by nature to be stressed out by clutter. Here’s why your pre-civilisation limbic brain is calling the shots…
- How practicing gratitude can support a minimalist lifeLearn how new things distract us and provide a short-term boost, why this feeling soon wears off and how gratitude can help you hop off the hedonistic treadmill.
- How Freud’s 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development relate to hoardingAccording to Sigmund Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, we all go through 5 stages while growing up, and our experiences during that time will affect our future selves. So can the tendency to hoard can be traced back to our childhood?
- The ‘hyper brain’ of high IQ individuals + how minimalism can help with these anxietiesWith findings originally published in the journal ‘Intelligence’ this article reports that highly intelligent people have an increased chance of suffering from psychological issues, including anxiety disorders. Can minimalism help to diminish these effects?
- Welcome to the Theoretical Minimalist blogI’m interested in the psychology behind minimalism. What theories you can apply to it and how we can all understand ourselves better. How minimalism can change our lives through the power of our minds. Wow, that’s a big promise, isn’t it?