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We should all be minimalists when it comes to our well-being.

We should do this not because we haven’t had our fill of minimalist wisdom, but because wellness can be overwhelming in our increasingly digital world. We’re constantly exposed to the next trending digestion hack (remember celery juice?) or natural remedies for that 3pm slump—this is especially true when you’re working to find the best, most efficient, and most sustainable practices to fit within your abundant life. Some advice? Cut through all the noise and overconsumption with a mantra to guide you: Less is less.

Yes, you read that right. The reason to embrace minimalist wellness is to reap the benefits of a low-effort evolution. Less is less is not trying to convince yourself that you are getting more without putting in the work. It’s permission to drop the need for excess in order to focus on enoughness.

“Once you invite simplicity into your lifestyle, you can forego the anxiety of doing ‘more’ or having to fixate on the latest trends.” – Nancy Twine

By adopting this less-is-less mindset, you’ll benefit in three main ways:

Less Stress

This is more than enough reason to say “yes” to minimalist wellness. Once you invite simplicity into your lifestyle, you can forego the anxiety of doing “more” or having to fixate on the latest trends. You’ll be able to focus on appreciating the small moments — like a 10-minute walk outside in-between meetings or starting your day by listing three things you’re grateful for—  and build confidence in your wellness rituals over time.

What’s Nancy’s go-to for minimalist wellness? “My favorite thing to do is so simple — I love walking,” she shared as her daily goal. “I wear an Oura ring to track my steps, so I know how far or close I am to my goal throughout the day. I try to get 10,000 steps a day as a benchmark. Ideally I’m going for an hour walk before I even start my work day [because] I’m not really into high impact workouts.”

Less Spending

Another win for minimalist wellness? You’ll make smarter financial decisions as you invest in fewer activities or trending, experimental products and experiences. You’ll also start to recognize the value of quality care over splurging on the latest “must-have” feature.

Less Confusion

The oversaturation of the wellness market makes it hard to trust. Poorly researched, represented, or tested products or methods can become viral overnight and leave you questioning if you’ve made the right — or wrong — choice. By practicing minimalism, you’ll spend less time caught up in the gimmicks and more time focused on what truly serves you.

Less Comparison

One quick search, and you’ll be suctioned into the world of “that girl” wellness glow-up content. From Instagram fad fasts to 4 a.m. cardio, there are always more ways you could be “taking care of yourself” by someone else’s standards. But keep one thing in mind: Doing the most doesn’t guarantee the best of anything, including your sanity. So, before you change your routine or set unrealistic expectations of yourself in the name of wellness, take a moment to ensure your wellness rituals are for you — and not as an offering for the latest TikTok god.

How can you apply this less is less mindset in your current routine? Share your thoughts in the comments!