Never underestimate the importance of removing possessions you don’t need.
Encouragement is important in all areas of life, but especially when trying to live a life different than those around us.
Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise.
Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires encouragement. To that end, I hope you will find motivation in these articles below.
Each post was intentionality chosen to inspire simplicity in your life. For maximum effect, find a quiet moment this weekend and enjoy them with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
The Year I Embraced Minimalism and Completed a Yearlong Shopping Ban | Blonde on a Budget by Cait Flanders. This is a fascinating commentary on the lessons learned last year and why she decided to extend the ban to two years.
Stuff-Focus | Exile Lifestyle by Colin Wright. The real power of minimalism is that it allows us to pull away from our latent stuff-focus so that we might align ourselves with self-actualization and happiness, instead.
8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research | TIME Magazine by Eric Barker. Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work.
9 New Simple Living Blogs I Highly Recommend | Becoming Minimalist by Joshua Becker. Earlier this week I posted a list of simple-living blogs I think you might find helpful. If you need more reading (or just missed the list), here it is.