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.
If Getting Back to Normal Means Mindless Shopping, Forget It | The Guardian by Suzanne Moore. The cycle of consumption has been transformed by the pandemic and we have seen through the miserable con of ‘retail therapy.’
The True Essence of Minimalism, and How You Can Live It | Pop! by Nel Villagracia. Minimalism isn’t just about living in an empty space and wearing black and white clothes every day. It’s a state of mind that goes much deeper than what it looks like on the surface.
Your To-Do List Is, in Fact, Too Long | Harvard Business Review by Peter Bregman. The one-thing list reflects a strategic and intentional choice about what you will do next and continue to focus on until it’s done.