Weekend Reads

simplicity-weekend The simplicity/minimalism niche is among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful communities you will ever find. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern about who gets the credit for it.

It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. And I enjoy every opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? | BootsnAll by Jennifer Miller. Love people, not things. Collect memories, not stuff.

Declutter Your Life | Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. How do you start simplifying when you’re facing a mountain of clutter, and another mountain of commitments, and piles of files and mail and email and other digital information? Simply.

11 Ways to Instantly Simplify Your Life | Prolific Living by Farnoosh Brock. The slower we go, the more time we have.

The Surprising Weekend Habits Of Highly Effective People | Huffington Post by Carolyn Gregoire. In our competitive world, successful people know that great weekends are the secret to workday success. You want weekends that leave you refreshed, not exhausted or disappointed.

The Science of Happiness: An Experiment in Gratitude | YouTube by SoulPancake. One of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in your life is how much gratitude you show. Definitely worth the 7:14.

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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

    I participate in a few social, professional, & athletic communities, & you’re right. The minimalist circle is by far the most welcoming, chill, & no drama of them all. I never cringe as I read comments or posts, & the blogs are not angry or combative. It’s refreshing to say the least.

  2. Nimbus says

    Thank you for posting weekend reads!! It’s the only thing to show up in my reader on Saturday mornings when I actually have time to read and all the other blogs are “off” for the weekend. It’s always a pleasure to see it!

  3. Minda Chow says

    Wow. I loved the YouTube by SoulPancake on The Science of Gratitude. I am inspired to develop a habit of writing thank you letters to everyone I owe gratitude to. And there are many, so I better get started!!! Thanks, Joshua for your faithful ministry.

  4. Karen says

    I got so caught up in the BootsnAll article and ideas for RTW trips (which I can do, now that I’m not tied down by “stuff”), I almost forgot about the others. Thanks for the list – great reading!

  5. says

    Thank you SO much for the mention of my blog post, Joshua. It is really kind of you and I love your weekend reads….. it’s the best time to simplify our lives after the hectic of the week :)~

  6. says


    I especially love the reminder of how effective people use their weekends to rest and recharge. It’s alarming to see that a third of us feel compelled to work on the weekends.

  7. says

    I love these weekend reads.

    A couple months ago I started a “Gratitude Monday” post on my own blog, where I make a short post about something I am feeling particularly grateful for, every Monday. It’s a small thing, but I feel like it’s really helped me just to be more mindful all week long of simple gratitude in general. This has been a surprising side benefit of one little change in habit.

  8. says

    Awesome YouTube video! Loved the concept, thanks for the link. Question, did you actually take the picture of the cup of coffee in this post? It’s a coffee shop where I live! I was very surprised to see the logo on the door.

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