Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their perspective. I’m sure you will too.

So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.

Why this Millennial Quit his Job and Gave Away Most of his Possessions | Yahoo by Jenna Goudreau. “Once I shed the superfluous things I owned, it led to other parts of my life: my health, relationships, work.”

Minimalism: More than a Trend | Project Simple Life by Mariel Boldis. Minimalism is not a quick fix to happiness, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight or even in three months.

5 Things Keeping You (and Me) From Achieving Success | Allison Vesterfelt by Allison Vesterfelt. We might define success in different ways, and go about achieving it by different methods, but I believe there is a universal human desire to achieve something great.

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon | Marc and Angel Hack Life by Marc Chernoff. This, my friends, is my attempt at helping all of us, myself included, “get it” and “remember it” once and for all.

101 Steps to a Simpler Life | Goedeker’s Home Life by Sarah Marchant. This list is impressively exhaustive. Choose 2-3 and begin forming new habits in your life.

Joshua Becker

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Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. says

    Wow, Thanks SO much for this excellent list of fresh new bloggers and posts I have yet to explore. The emotional simplicity or “inner minimalism” concept is particularly refreshing to have validated as this path is NOT one of deprivation – it’s not just about getting rid of material items or “learning to cope with less”. Its more aligned with ones values and beliefs- making room for what is most important- or removing what has not been beneficial to allow for greater space for the “Good things”- the stuff that really matters.

  2. Terms says

    Hi Joshua!

    I’m a regular reader but I’ve had my hesitations on de-cluttering my life. But bit by bit I’m working on a very minimalist lifestyle, particularly online. One post you highlighted was “101 Steps to a Simpler Life” and I enjoyed it immensely. Now, I’ve just deleted one social media account of mine. Part of me regrets it but a bigger part of me sighed a sigh of relief.

    Thanks for posting this weekend reads. :)

  3. David says

    I have enjoyed your blog and have implemented some of your ideas. It is always a work in progress, something my wife and I keep coming back to. I would like to read more on how families do it. We have 3 boys, 14,12,8. It is difficult with the season if life we are in and fighting with the culture of materialism that easily captures our children. Thank you for your blog and inspiration!

  4. Marilene says

    Thank you for the wonderful links! I always get excited when I receive Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads. They are always so helpful and inspiring. Thanks again Josh! You do a great job and I am glad that I found your blog, I am a forever follower :)

  5. says

    wonderful points altogether, you just won a emblem new reader.
    What may you suggest about your post that you just made a few
    days in the past? Any positive?

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