Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything 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.
I Reached A Minimalist Plateau & This Advice Got Me Through It | Mind Body Green by Emma Loewe. Two writers offered up the same analogy—and it’s completely changed the way I view my surroundings.
What Growing Up “Poor” Taught Me About Minimalism | No Sidebar by Cheryl Smith. The nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from being raised in a low-income family are countless, and I wouldn’t trade those life lessons for anything. Here are ten of them.