Never underestimate the importance of removing possessions you don’t need.
Encouragement is important in all areas of life, but especially when trying to live a life different than those around us.
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 intentionality 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.
Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension | The Atlantic by Corinne Purtill. In an environment where choosing a coffee table is marketed as an expression of identity, it’s easy to project deeper meaning onto a partner’s opinion.
It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Wedding Industry’s Most Unnecessarily Extravagant Fantasy | Quartz by Assya Barrette. Material possessions have become a part of our identity. Brands are the new tribal symbols, monetary value the new measure of our self-worth.
5 Productivity Rules You Should Know in Your 20s | Michael Gregory ii by Michael Gregory. When you live inside of a home that could pass off as a thrift store, you’re not at a high performance because that clutter distracts your mind and subconsciously changes your behavior.
How One Family Survived A One-Year ‘No Shopping’ Challenge | Good Morning America with Scott Dannemiller (2:26). A Tennessee family spent one year without buying any new clothes, gadgets, electronics, toys, books or home decor.