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.
The Importance of White Space in Life and Money | Simple Money Pro by Dawn Starks. As I continue to try to make my life simpler, I have focused on increasing white space. Having space around a few favorite objects on a shelf draws attention to the items, while a crowded shelf is overwhelming, and those meaningful treasures get lost.
5 Things to Remember When Simplifying Brings Up Complicated Emotions | No Sidebar by Karla Hildebrandt Kroeker. If you’re waiting until you’re not afraid, you may never actually begin.
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