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 Habits Of People Who Never Have Clutter At Home | Mind Body Green by Emma Loewe. Decluttering your home is only half the battle! Keeping it looking clean and pristine in the long run takes some serious will power. Here, some of the cleanest people we know share the hacks and habits they use to keep their spaces eternally tidy.
Want to Take Control of your Digital Life? Start with Reclaiming Leisure Time | Fast Company by Cal Newport. If you begin decluttering the low‐value digital distractions from your life before you’ve convincingly filled in the void they were helping you ignore, the experience will be unnecessarily unpleasant at best, and a massive failure at worse.
The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles | Man Repeller by Molly Conway. It’s no surprise we feel pressure to monetize our spare time. The cult of busyness is one of the most toxic aspects of our culture.