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.
Choosing Rest | No Sidebar by Julia Ubbenga. We were never made to live in constant motion, yet so many of us live as though we were.
Will Minimalism Crash the Economy? | Becoming Minimalist on YouTube
Carmella Rayone says
Appreciate being included in this space via the Wendy Wisner’s words! Here’s to every one of us who aspires to a simpler, more meaningful life.
CL Jones says
I purchased The More of Less audio version on Amazon. Order
D01-3724267-0790621. Hoping for a discount code so I can enroll in the 12 week program tonight.
I just saw Carmella Rayone website. It is inspiring me to rent a tiny house and don’t know where to start. It is so frustrating .
How can I log on to join the unclutter course again? I signed on in 2018 originally but need to follow the course again please
joshua becker says
Your log-in to the Uncluttered website has not changed – once a member of the community, always a member of the community.
Your YouTube video is interesting . It rings a bell and bring me back to what I do and if I live what I do. The money does count of course.
The Tiny House Instagram article was wonderful! The pictures of less make me feel so much less stress. I really need a fix for my craft supply addiction. I just can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other to get started. Thank you Joshua for all the great postings.
That list of ten things to help stay clutter-free is spot on! I’ve gotten lazy the last couple of months—- determined now to get back on track.