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.
How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You | Harvard Business Review by Michael Gervais. If you want to be your best and perform at a high level, fear of people’s opinions may be holding you back.
Buying Less is Better Than Buying ‘Green’—for the Planet and your Happiness | Phys.org by University of Arizona. Reduced consumption has effects on increased well-being and decreased psychological distress, but we don’t see that with green consumption.
Decluttering Tips to Help With Anxiety Relief | Yahoo! by Tatiana Garcia. Owning less and being more intentional with your purchases can lead to more calm and fulfillment — here’s how.
4 Bad Reasons to Keep Clothes You Don’t Wear | The Washington Post by Nicole Anzia. Fall is the optimal time to clean out your closet.
10 Reasons We Love Our Smaller Home | Joshua Becker on YouTube
Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Your Kids | Joshua Becker on YouTube
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carey zoet says
Funny how articles on minimalism have so many advertisements to buy,buy,buy.