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. It is a counter-cultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption we live in.
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.
Put Down The Phone, Parents | CBS Minnesota by Kate Raddatz. It’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic devices.
Being ‘Good’ Isn’t the Only Way to Go | The New York Times by Aaron Hurst. 70% of Americans are disengaged at work. I agree with this post: it is important we begin to find meaning in our present work.
For many of us, spring has finally sprung. If you are in need of extra decluttering motivation while spring cleaning, our book, Simplify may provide just the inspiration you need. Or, if you have kids, try reading our newest book, Clutterfree with Kids.
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