7 Simple Habits to Become More Mindful and Minimalist in 2023

How to add simplicity to your life

Jack Krier
5 min readJan 9


Photo by Chris Holgersson on Unsplash

A new year is a great moment for new beginnings.

In this context, boosting your mindfulness and simplifying your life is one of the best ways to start the new year with poise and productivity.

But how do we become more mindful in our everyday lives?

The answer is simple: adopt minimalist habits that assure a daily dose of mindfulness.

Together, these habits will simplify your life every day. The benefits are manifold.

You’ll stop running around like a headless chicken. You’ll stop performing your tasks on autopilot, raising your determination. And finally, you’ll be less inclined to fall into the traps of consumerism and social pressure.

Minimalism and mindfulness create space in your life. You can then use that space to grow as a person and work toward your goals.

On this basis, here are seven simple habits to become more mindful and minimalist in 2023.

Reject the idea of multitasking

One of the most overlooked habits when it comes to mindfulness is to stop multitasking.

We are so used to doing things simultaneously that we don’t even notice. At work, we complete tasks while checking emails, talking to coworkers, and listening to the radio. In that same vein, we perform business calls while making an omelet, and we always watch TV while eating.

All of that multitasking creates overstimulation that turns into a lack of productivity.

In this regard, Leo Babauta from Zen Habits writes the following:

“When you walk, just walk, and appreciate each step. When you do something online, do one thing at a time, as fully as you can. This is such a simple approach, but we forget it so often.”

Do one thing and do it well.

Say no more often

Another powerful habit to become more mindful and minimalist is the act of saying no.

FOMO is real, and we tend to say yes more often than not. Whether it’s a networking event…



Jack Krier

Writer. Photographer. Nomad. I write about entrepreneurship, remote work, and personal growth | All of my links: https://linktr.ee/jackroaming