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.
10 Effortless Things That Clutter-Free People Do Every Day | Reader’s Digest by Marissa Laliberte. Keeping daily messes to a minimum makes chore day so much easier.
What I Learned from Living Five Years in a Van | The Guardian by Stevie Trujillo. I was kicked out of corporate America after the economic crisis – but I learned to find joy and meaning in a life on the road.
‘Tiny House’ Instagram Accounts Are The Late-Night Balm To My Pandemic Stress | Yahoo! by Wendy Wisner. That’s the thing: the tiny house movement is all about simple living, and getting as much bang for your buck as possible. Many of the people who live in them are able to survive on less money, work less, and live close to nature.