Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.
Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise.
Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires encouragement. To that end, I hope you will find motivation in these articles below.
Each post was intentionally chosen to inspire simplicity in your life. For maximum effect, find a quiet moment this weekend and enjoy them with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
The 5 Most Rewarding Things I Gained Through Minimalism | Simple & Soul by Jenn Baxter. A funny thing happened during my downsizing and de-cluttering process. I realized that minimalism is actually about so much more than stuff.
Why Saying “No” Can Set You Free | No Sidebar by Dennis Bledsoe. Learning to say “no” is a skill that every overachiever should learn.
The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally | Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. How do we stop from just going through it on autopilot, just running to distractions and busywork all the time, just getting through things? How do we keep from feeling overwhelmed?
Declutter Ethically – How to Responsibly Discard Unwanted Stuff | Unclutter by Evelyn Rennich. Decluttering our homes is a good thing, but in order for that good to be effective, we must discard the thing leaving our possessions thoughtfully and respectfully.
Becoming Minimalist | Break The Twitch by Anthony Ongaro. I recently sat down with Anthony and we ended up chatting for over an hour. You can listen in her
7 Daily Habits for a Clutter-Free Home | Joshua Becker on YouTube.
Helen Wright says
The ‘de-cluttering ethically’ link wouldn’t link! Help please!
I couldn’t access the Rennich article. It kept giving me a “database error” or timing out. I’d be very interested in this one.
I’m having the same issue with that one and the Simple and Soul post as well. Can someone double check the links? Thanks.
Judy conlan says
I sold my house and hired an estate sales person to sell almost everything I kept a few pieces of furniture , my clothes (some very few and my art supplies. I sold or gave away everthing else. After the sale she said what do you want to do with the rest. I said just get rid of it I could never have done it my self . but trying to do this on my own gave me the courage to hire someone when I had the opportunity to move. I did not want to takke it all with me. Now my problem is too many paintings and I have to get rid of some.
A lot if useful tips. Thank you.