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.
Berlin’s Rubbish Collectors Say Give Time Not Stuff This Christmas | The Guardian by Kate Connolly. In an advertising campaign, BSR suggests the festive season could be more meaningful if people reduce their rubbish by shopping less.
Stop Believing in Free Shipping | The Atlantic by Amanda Mull. How retailers hide the costs of delivery—and why we’re such suckers for their ploys.
Why I Wore The Same Outfit Every Day For a Week | I Like to Dabble by Daniella Flores. No one cares what you wear to work. Honestly.
7 Signs You Shouldn’t Buy Another Christmas Gift | Forbes by Joshua Becker. Christmas is a time for giving. But is there a chance we’re going a bit overboard with the gifting these days?
How to Declutter Sentimental Items | Joshua Becker on YouTube
Paige Cassandra Flamm says
I loved the anecdote about free shipping! As someone who works for a small business, it really is all about smoke and mirrors when it comes to the consumer and they really don’t realize the cost of shipping is included in the price of the product they’re purchasing.
Linda Deneau says
I want to gift the Jan 14, 2020 “Uncluttered Course” to my Daughter.
Can you help me?
joshua becker says
Send us an email Linda: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can figure something out.