Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.
Encouragement is important in all areas of life, but especially when trying to live a life different than those around us.
Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise.
Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires encouragement. To that end, I hope you will find motivation in these articles below.
Each post was intentionality chosen to inspire simplicity in your life. For maximum effect, find a quiet moment this weekend and enjoy them with a fresh cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
A Feng Shui Expert’s Recipe For Painless Decluttering | Mind Body Green by Marianne Gordon. Reducing the amount of stuff I owned was the secret to an easier life.
Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds | The New York Times by Jonah Engel Bromwich. Adults 35 to 49 were found to spend an average of 6 hours 58 minutes a week on social media networks, compared with 6 hours 19 minutes for the younger group.
Why are we so attached to our things? | TED Talks by Christian Jarrett. (4:34). After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget observed something profound about human nature: Our sense of ownership emerges incredibly early.