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 because it is a countercultural 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.
That Clutter In Your Home Used To Be Money | Retire Before Dad. Earn more, spend less, and keep the rest to invest. Don’t spend it on crap that takes up space so you don’t need extra space to store it all.
The More We Limit Ourselves, the More Resourceful We Become | James Clear by James Clear. One assumption that often drives unhealthy behavior is that if we want to find happiness and meaning in our lives, then we need more: more opportunity, more wealth, and more things.
Want To Be Happier? Live In a Small House. | The Week by Bonnie Kristian. If you own an American home built in the last three decades, your house is probably too big for your life, sucking away your money, energy, time, and relationships, and adding only to your accumulation of stuff.
No, Nothing Comes For Free. Not Even Free Samples Or Free Shipping | USA Today by Jeff Stibel. What you may not realize is that even if you don’t buy the particular free product, you’re still more likely to spend more at the store on other items after you have gotten a sample.