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.
8 Ways We’ve Benefitted from Minimalism | This Evergreen Home by Mollie Donghia. More time to spend doing the things we love. More ways to spend our money in a meaningful manner. More opportunities for physical and mental rest.
How Minimalism Keeps My World Spinning as a Caregiver | Angelman Syndrome News by Sabrina Johnson. Being a caregiver for someone with Angelman syndrome means more: more appointments, challenges, changes, and other big things. However, I’m taking a liberating approach to a life of more by countering it with minimalism — a life of less.
Redefining Rich: How Minimalism Leads to a More Meaningful Life | No Sidebar by Julia Ubbenga. Being rich, I realized, has little to do with financial wealth and everything to do with building a life that is full of what makes you come alive. Of making space in your life for what matters.