Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.
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 intentionally 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 tea.
7 Tough Love Decluttering Tips | Abundant Life With Less by Rachelle Crawford. “While I deeply believe grace is the number one ingredient when moving from an overabundance of stuff to a clutter free life, it’s easy to get stuck stocking up on feel-good tips when what we need is a heavy dose of reality.”
5 Frustratingly Common Myths About Simple Living and Minimalism That Will Hold You Back If You Let Them | Medium by Charlie Brown. “Life is complicated. It’s stressful. It’s debt-ridden. Most of us could do with an interjection of simplicity thrown in there. And contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to own 100 items in a stark, white-walled room to achieve it.“
The Slip Slide into Minimalism | The Beauty of a Story by Shaina Frantz. “During all those purges, one thing bothered me. No matter how many times I did it, I got rid of so much every single time. Where was it all coming from? How did I end up with the exact same size pile every single time I purged?”
The Older I Get the More Minimalism Appeals to Me | A Mess Free Life by Maureen Campaiola. “I recognize that the insatiable need to own more is primarily a marketing construct that we internalize. It hits those buttons in us that somehow makes us believe we are less than if we don’t own this crap.”
79% Of Americans Believe More Money Will Make Them Happier. Here’s Why They’re Wrong | Forbes by Joshua Becker. That is where the greatest distraction to our well-being lives—not in how much money we have, but in how much we desire it.
10 Things You Can Do to Live More Like a Minimalist | Joshua Becker on YouTube. Minimalism isn’t about owning less than you need, it’s about owning exactly what you need.
Uncluttered. If you’re looking for help trying to minimize your possessions, my 12-week course will help you own less, live more, and discover the life you want. But this is the last weekend to sign-up. Registrations ends Sunday, May 08. The experience begins on Tuesday.
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Really loved the article by Rachelle Crawford.
Straight talk and tough love.
Love the Shaina Frantz piece – very helpful for me to focus on the fact that I really don’t need to take very much on my upcoming trip (I think I can remember how to pack as I travel “post pandemic”}