While I don’t take issue with minimalism, and in fact incorporate much of its tenets into my lifestyle, quite understandably it’s faced lots of scrutiny. It’s classist, overly prescriptive, and necessitates a ‘visually oppressive’ display of white walls. While I understand entirely this line of reasoning, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s possible to pragmatically apply minimalist tendencies into your life without all the proclaimed constraints (see my writing on minimalism here, here, or here).
One area that is significantly under-explored is how beneficial minimalism can be applied to how we work. A 2015 study published by Microsoft Canada, which I have previously cited, concludes the following:
Canadians’ ability to filter out distractions is