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.
I Gave Up My Credit Card for a Month — And Learned a Lot About My Spending Habits | NBC News by Emily Pandise. The way some people can’t resist trying the latest workout craze, trendy fashions or exotic superfoods, I can’t find enough ways to challenge myself to be better at budgeting.
8 Audacious Ways The Women’s Clothing Industry Is Scamming You | Fashion Bean by Anna Cherry. Don’t let the (overpriced imitation) wool be pulled over your eyes. Read on to learn the eight sneaky ways the clothing industry may be scamming you.
15 Ways Life Is Easier For Minimalists | Break the Twitch YouTube (3:16) by Anthony Ongaro. While minimalism looks different for everyone, there are some small details that really add up when you choose to live with less.