Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision. It is a counter-cultural 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.
How to Live an Exceptional Life, Even When Life Doesn’t Feel Exceptional | The Art of Simple by Kat Lee. We do it by living with wild, exceptional excellence in the small things.
Why Doing Less Is the Best Way to Do More | Michael Hyatt Podcast with Michele Cushatt. Michael and Michele talk about their insights from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown—a book I highly recommend. (33:33)
Increasingly, Retirees Dump Their Possessions and Hit the Road | The New York Times by David Wallis. “The purge of possessions was ‘a little nerve-racking’ at first, but ultimately ‘hugely liberating’.”
Smallish Blog by Evelyn Rennich. A young family of five happily living in 450 sq. ft.