For the last seven years, I have been compiling and publishing curated articles that inspire simplicity in life. At first, it was an exercise in communicating to Becoming Minimalist readers the most popular articles I sent out on Twitter.
But over the years, it has become more than that. It has become a place where people (every other week) come for a dose of inspiration. And it has become a place to promote and encourage writers around the world who are publishing content about minimalism, simplicity, and intentional living.
I think you will enjoy this collection of articles hand-selected for you this weekend. Grab some coffee, tea, or lemonade and be inspired to live a simpler life today:
Are McMansions Making People Unhappy? | The Atlantic by Joe Pinsker. Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren’t any more pleased with the extra space.
We Asked Two of our Female Editors to Wear the Same Thing Every Day. Here’s What Happened | Fast Company by Elizabeth Segran. We assume that other people are paying attention to what we are wearing when they are all really more focused on their own lives.
Want to Improve Your Life? Just Learn to Say No | The Guardian by Chloe Brotheridge. We are used to saying yes to please others but it can be harmful not to be more assertive. And imagine what you can do with all that free time.
Smartphones Are Toys First, Tools Second | Raptitude by David Cain. Our phones are in many ways empowering. They are also disempowering.
Eva Kellett says
Good Morning Joshua
I have found a lot of inspiration and motivation from your e-mails. I would like you to reconsider organizing which you say doesn’t work. I agree with you if you organize instead of minimize. However it does work if you minimize then organize which is what I think you do. When I see pictures of your closet I see you have organized your clothes, etc. I love the pics of your office!
joshua becker says
I’m not against organizing. I’m against keeping a bunch of things you don’t need.
Ruth Mastroianni says
Could you please give me your recommendations for some sites for meditation, or guided meditation.
Great article from Fast Co. re “uniform” work dress; I have been doing this for decades, although not quite as restricted as she describes; I wear the same navy pants every day ( washing them regularly ), together with a about 5 different tops for warm weather and 5 for cold weather. No one has ever said a word to me, but I do not think that no mention means no one has noticed. Mentioning it would be considered very rude and frowned upon where I work; what is said behind my back, however, is another story– one which I am not concerned about !
It is truly liberating to not have to deliberate over what to wear every day, and it is a great time-saver; and, who does not need more time in his/her day ? I do dress differently on weekends, especially on Sunday, to break up the monotony, and I really enjoy doing that; this gives me the best of both worlds !
Thank you for continuing to provide inspiring articles, including your own, which are a great help in my journey towards “becoming minimalist” ?
Sincerely, in Christ,
Janete Canteri says
Just one thing to say: thanks for posting! :)
Karen Caffrey says
I look forward to your weekly selection of articles. It keeps me inspired to live as peacefully as possible on our planet. Thank-you!
joan mckniff says
Love this weekly selection.
So very, very happy to see lemonade, i.e, not just coffee or tea, added to your welcome. Thank you very much.