Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.
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 intentionally 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.
Drowning in her Possessions, Jennifer Turned to a ‘Freeing’ New Lifestyle | Sydney Morning Herald by Evelyn Lewin. For years, opulence was considered the key to happiness. When it came to houses, “it” bags and cars, the attitude was the more the merrier. But thinking has shifted and there are now those who’ve found the real route to serenity is having less.
A Case for Holistic Minimalism in the Philippines | Rappler by Joy Therese Gomez. Essentially, a minimalist is not someone who owns little to no possessions; but a person who has specified what she values most in life, thereafter removing everything else that distracts from it.
Is It Hoarding, Collecting, or Archiving? Keep? Toss? | Psychology Today by Gina Barreca Ph.D. It’s hard to accept that stuff we treasure is not valuable to others. Not everyone sees the same potential, or the same uselessness, in an item.
It’s The Perfect Day To Give It Away: Clean Out Toys | Moms by Ashley Wehrli. July 15th was “National Give Something Away Day.” Get rid of some toys.