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 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.
Baby Boomers are Downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms | Boston Globe by Beth Teitell. In some cases, downsizing seniors understand why their children don’t want the heirlooms they’re trying to pass down, but that doesn’t always make it easier.
The Quote That Finally Changed My Mind on Minimalism | Apartment Therapy by Taryn Williford. There’s more to minimalism than just purging yourself of stuff.
An Overlooked Secret to Effectiveness (and Happiness) | Seth Godin by Seth Godin. More might be better for awhile, but sooner or later, it can’t always be better. Diminishing returns are the law, not an exception.
Simplify Magazine —> Issue 001 Happiness.