There’s more to life than buying stuff.
There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too.
So fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
How Minimalism Makes Me Happier and More Productive | Thrive Global by Sara Khong. Too many people live surrounded by things they don’t need “just because.” Remove things that you don’t need or love, and free up time and space for those that you do.
Is Your Kids’ Clutter Driving You Crazy? These Six Tips Can Help. | Boston Globe by Jon Gorey. Be organized, be ruthless, and be a good role model.
10 Reasons Why a Simple Lifestyle Reduces Stress and Benefits Your Health | Lifehack by Bethany Rosselit. More and more studies are showing the benefits of taking small steps to simplify your life. A little less screen time, a few less toys, and a slight decrease in stimulation can reap great rewards.
The “Urge to Purge.” Five Questions to Ask Yourself | No Sidebar by Leni Dawson. The key to well-being is not the behavior itself, but the motivation that drives the behavior.
How Less Stuff Leads to a Bigger Life | Joshua Becker on YouTube.
Patricia Smith says
Good morning all from the U.K.
I have been reading your weekend reads for quite sometime now and I always look forward to reading the articles.
A few weeks ago it was our wedding anniversary. Each year over breakfast our tradition is we look at our wedding photos together. Looking at our happy life and the wonderful journey we have shared over the last 23 years together.
We have 28 wedding pictures. That’s all. We were married in Barbados on a glorious sunny afternoon in June.
While looking through our much loved album it struck me how minimal 28 pictures is in today’s standards, and yet we captured everything that was needed. Also with so few pictures everyone is treasured and we had plenty of time over breakfast to remember our special day.
It was at that point we realised the benefits minimalism can have on your life. We had time on a busy work day morning to stop, share and relive a special moment together.
We left the house smiling and happy. If we had say 200 wedding pics – which seems to be fairly normal over here in the U.K. (!) there would have been no time in the morning to look at all the pics so we would have missed out.
Mari R says
Among the five weekend reads, Joshua’s How Less Stuff Leads to a Bigger Life spoke to me the most.
Freeing up time for the most important thing is exactly what I’ve been doing for decades. Playing piano and volunteering are my best interests. I can easily host a group of people to share the music, since my home is always tidy.
Peg Hedin says
Love the articles. Read but wasn’t able to save one on frugal minimalism and would love a future article to address that. Those that are low income have several questions to ask self to help with the process that don’t involve “sparking joy”. Low income people sometimes have to just make do. Thank you!