Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.
The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.
For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.
How My Minimalist Lifestyle Helped Me Leave a Successful UX Career | Medium by Alice Crady. Minimalism has threaded through most of my favorite life choices if only as a reminder to question the status quo and understand my priorities.
Minimalism and Decluttering are Similar, But Not Congruent | The American Genius by Pam Garner. For many, the difference isn’t highly apparent, nor does it really matter but it is good to point out the differences.
Finding Peace | No Sidebar by Emma Scheib. When the world is crazy and chaotic, I find myself craving more peace in my little corner of it. But to find peace, I have to look inwards, narrow my focus and simplify my place in the big, and often, bad world.