Weekend Reads

weekend-simplicity

The simple living/minimalist community is among the most encouraging, friendly, and gracious online. We believe strongly in our message that there is more life to be found in owning less than can be found in owning more. As a result, we find great joy in promoting others who are finding their voice in the niche. Thank you so much for being a part of it.

If you find opportunity this weekend, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a few of these encouraging links below. The articles are short. And I hope you enjoy their thoughts as much as I did.

Pick One | First Today, Then Tomorrow by Randy Murray. You alone are responsible for limiting your options.

7 Reasons to Power Down Technology | The Unitive by Joshua Becker. A post I contributed on the intersection of technology, mindfulness, and faith.

Sometimes, More is Not What You Want | Seth’s Blog by Seth Godin. A helpful reminder that more is not always better in business or in life.

Minimizing My Life | The Undeniable Ruth by Ruth Carter. I know that I think more clearly and I feel more focused when my space is less cluttered. I get more work done in less time when I have fewer distractions.

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Joshua Becker

About Joshua Becker

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

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  1. Erin says

    Recently, I have become so fascinated with the idea of minimalism that I have read books, blogs, searched images…it is such a beautiful way of life. Beginning last week, items were removed-furniture, collectibles, books-everything we no longer loved or needed. We may not become the definition of minimalists, but have managed to pare down our possessions by about 1/3 already, and have more on the list to go. Each day, I sit. I breathe. I love what I see. I love more what I DON’T see…items to clean, dust or find places for. I love the white space. I love the simplicity.
    I am really enjoying your blog and the time I find I now have to read it!!

  2. Ellen Scott Grable says

    I recently organized a clothing swap at my women’s co-working space Hera Hub. Yes that’s right I share office space instead of renting one myself.
    Women brought in all the gently worn clothes languishing in their closets and donated then to our swap. We merchandised them and had 4 rooms of clothes and accessories! Anything purchased was $1 each and the money was split between the Monarch school (for homeless children in San Diego) and Planned Parenthood Sarah Weddington Center near SDSU. The remaining 12 bags of clothing went to monarch school for their boutique.
    We even had stylists in attendance to ensure the ladies only purchased items which work for them.
    So we made money for two charities and cleaned out our bulging closets all while sharing appetizers and drinks and laughing the evening away.

  3. Ellen Scott Grable says

    I recently organized a clothing swap at my women’s co-working space Hera Hub. Yes that’s right I share office space instead of renting one myself.
    Women brought in all the gently worn clothes languishing in their closets and donated then to our swap. We merchandised them and had 4 rooms of clothes and accessories! Anything purchased was $1 each and the money was split between the Monarch school (for homeless children in San Diego) and Planned Parenthood Sarah Weddington Center near SDSU. The remaining 12 bags of clothing went to monarch school for their boutique.
    We even had stylists in attendance to ensure the ladies only purchased items which work for them.
    So we made money for two charities and cleaned out our bulging closets all while sharing appetizers and drinks and laughing the evening away.

  4. says

    It’s a testimony to minimalism that there are a lot of people who have been on the minimalist journey for years, like Joshua, and myself, and many others, and continue to find great value in it. It is a wonderful tool to help free yourself from a lot of cages, debt, commercialism, shopping addictions, busyness, lack of time to do what you really want and spend time with the people you most love.. and also from chasing the next new thing, envy, discontent, restlessness… it goes on and on.

  5. says

    Minimalism is definitely one of my life’s best choices. The “Luxury of Little” enables me to have, and afford, a real life with experiences and adventures instead of just maintaining my stuff. Here is an article I wrote about is a few months ago for the Dallas Morning News. Since I wrote this I have in fact moved to Asia and I am having a full life, not full of things.

    http://lifepart2.com/the-stuff-of-life-why-i-sold-all-my-belongings-to-travel-the-world/

  6. says

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