Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff 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.
Chasing After More When You Already Have Enough | Money Saving Mom by Crystal Paine. While there can be good things with some of those “more’s”, it’s time we stop spending our life chasing after more and really stop and ask ourselves, “When is enough, enough?”
The Power of Altruism | The New York Times by David Brooks. Maybe it’s time to upend classical economics and political science. Maybe it’s time to build institutions that harness people’s natural longing to do good.
Your Salary is Not Your Self-Worth (Why I Gave Myself Permission to Earn Less) | Cait Flanders by Cait Flanders. The numbers don’t mean anything, if they don’t serve a purpose in helping you live the life you want.
New Rule: All Purchases Subject to a 7-Day Mental Quarantine | The New York Times by Carl Richards. Throwing stuff away is only half the battle. You have to stop stuff from coming into the house in the first place.
52 Obtainable Ways to Simplify Your Life | Let Why Lead by Erica Layne. With all the control we do have, why not fill our lives with the things that really matter to us—and let go of the things that don’t?