There’s more to life than buying stuff.
There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too.
So fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
How I Got Away With Wearing Only 5 Pieces for One Month | The M Dash by Alexandra Johnson. I have better decisions to make than what to wear every day. I enjoy putting together outfits, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I didn’t mind giving that up.
Midlife Minimalists | No Sidebar by Jennifer Tritt. The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.
More Turning to the Bare Essentials of Life | China Daily by Pan Mengqi. The movement continues to grow… now in China.
Excess Toys May Cause Decision Fatigue in Childhood | Simple Families by Denaye Barahona. Research has shown us that having too many toys reduces creativity and negatively impacts a child’s ability to focus.
Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It. | Joshua Becker on YouTube.
Joyce M Hayduchok says
We are downsizing from a 5-bedroom 2500 sq house to a renovation by the beach house. But already, since we bought the Property in Oct 2018, we haven’t started the project because the architect and the township does not have something that agrees, so I believe we have to do a survey (more $) before we can start. We want to go from a one level to a two level home/office with possible side apartments to rent out over the summer to help pay for the debt we will accumulate with the new project. We still have to sell our old house before we can get a home ec loan to start the new project, and have some money to fix old place cuz who wants to buy as is? We still need a place to live here because the place we are renovating is not going to be ready. So how can we live minimally with projects like this going on and we are 60 yrs old. What do we cut out? We have a second mortgage on the current house still of couple hundred thousand, and we owe a loan back to a friend of the same amount to family and friend. Should i sell things to get some extra cash or just donate and get it out of the house. We will need to start from scratch and not gather more stuff for the new place, and I don’t know how to decorate. Didn’t do it in our current place for 21 years. I feel really lost.
I really enjoyed the 5 piece wardrobe article! And she looked great the whole week without a ton of effort.
I so enjoyed Midlife Minimalist. It was spot on! My husband and I made the same decisions about debt, moved to a smaller house and pared down everything we own. We are constantly staying on top of what needs to go. It really does make your life much simpler and less stress too. Thank you for your weekend postings.
A long time reader/fan, I don’t drink coffee or tea. But I have no opinions or concerns about those who do.
But I’d love to see once a twice a year, in your wonderful introduction, something doesn’t suggest we sit down with a coffee or tea, relax and read on.
Oh my God! I like to run in the morning, so Joshua has to say “do your running and read it”.
Stop it! Just stop it! Joshua says what pleases him. That’s the point. Do what you like instead. Period.
Thank you for including an article for those of us starting our minimalism journey in midlife or older. Would like to read more!
SHERRY JOHNSON says
Excellent content on these sites. Thank you for the resources to keep being minimalist.