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How Minimalism Helps Life with Depression

I have had depression most of my life and have been a minimalist for about six years now. Minimalism helps make my life with depression considerably easier and in this post I'll be detailing how it works. Of course, I'm not a doctor or a therapist, and none of this is to be construed as medical or mental health advice--it's merely a post about my personal experiences. If you suffer from depression like I do, I hope this post helps you and makes you feel less alone. Beneficial Aspects of Minimalism In general, minimalism has a huge laundry list of benefits ranging from lower household expenses to huge improvements in physical and mental health. Here are some of the aspects of minimalism that have made depression easier to live with for me: Organization. While clutter still happens, I find that having fewer things to begin with, and having everything organized well makes it much easier for my depressed brain to handle cleaning and tidying tasks. I organize on the days where