Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything 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.
Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff | Next Avenue by Richard Eisenberg. For the first time ever, two generations are downsizing.
How to Fail at Minimalism | Rosie Leizrowice by Rosie Leizrowice. Make these 5 mistakes and you are guaranteed to fail at minimalism.
Sex Doesn’t Sell Any More, Activism Does. And don’t the big brands know it. | The Guardian by Alex Holder. From Starbucks supporting refugees to Kenco taking on gangs, big businesses are falling over themselves to do good—and to let us know about it.
How To Actually Get Stuff Done After Work When All You Want To Do Is Watch TV | Elite Daily by Anna Johansson. If you want to be productive, you need to learn how to swap out time-wasting activities for things that actually matter.
Isn’t it a little disingenuous to recommend minimalist purchase magazine subscriptions?
Daikuro @ SimplicityBlogger.com says
Minimalism is something that we must strive for yet we live in a world that is in direct contrast to what it teaches. We need to step out of the norm to be able to see the wisdom in minimalism.